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Education news and notes from Tampa Bay and Florida

Florida education news: School closing, teacher furloughs, FCAT testing and more



THINK IT OVER: Community members and school employees urge Pasco County school district leaders to reconsider a proposal to move all programs out of the historic Moore Mickens Education Center.

SCHOOL SAFETY: Hillsborough high school students have several questions and concerns about campus security for the School Board.

COST CUTTING: The Volusia school district considers teacher furloughs to save money, the Daytona Beach News-Journal reports. • Polk's interim superintendent proposes cutting eight jobs from the district facilities department to save about $700,000, the Ledger reports. • The St. Johns district, by contrast, looks at hiring 70 new positions to bolster its operations, the St. Augustine Record reports.

EXTRA TESTING: The Palm Beach school district will require middle schoolers taking high school algebra to take the FCAT math exam even though the state doesn't require it, WPTV reports.

ANGER ALL AROUND: Parents are upset about a plan to move their Kendall charter school to Coral Gables, as are the school's possible new neighbors, the Miami Herald reports.

PERFORMANCE PAY: State College of Florida trustees aim to tie their new president's salary to performance goals, the Herald-Tribune reports.

PART-TIME PROFS: Edison State College continues to rely on adjunct instructors even after the practice hurt its reaccreditation efforts, the Fort Myers News-Press reports.

KEEP ON FIGHTING: A judge rules that the principal of a North Port Imagine charter school can keep his job, where he is pushing to oust Imagine, the Herald-Tribune reports. • The Orange School Board approves four new charters while closing another, the Orlando Sentinel reports.

[Last modified: Wednesday, February 27, 2013 6:35am]


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