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Florida education news: School days, laptops, Common Core and more



KILL THE CORE: Three anti-Common Core groups converge on Tallahassee during committee week to make their views known.

TIME ON TASK: Pinellas superintendent Mike Grego calls for longer school days and years.

EDUCATION COMMISSIONER: Two former Florida commissioners discuss whether the job should be appointed or elected with State Impact Florida.

A FINE MESS: Gov. Rick Scott's move away from the PARCC testing constortium without clear alternatives comes too late in the game, the Sun-Sentinel editorializes.

WHAT TIME IS IT? A Florida lawmaker proposes a bill that would ban high schools from starting class earlier than 8 a.m., the Northwest Florida Daily News reports.

LATE ARRIVALS: Thousands of Florida students arrive for their first day of classes weeks late, putting them behind in their studies, the Orlando Sentinel reports.

SICK SCHOOL: Health officials say norovirus is to blame for hundreds of children falling ill at a Broward school, the Sun-Sentinel reports.

GREEN THUMBS: A Bay school for students with special needs uses gardening to teach responsibility, the Panama City News Herald reports.

GOING HIGH TECH: Flagler students begin receiving their district-issued laptops as part of the district's effort to go digital, the Daytona Beach News-Journal reports.

BELOW AVERAGE: Florida SAT scores remain flat and come in under the national average score, the Orlando Sentinel reports.

NEVER MIND: A charter school applicant drops its efforts in Sarasota after a blistering criticism of its application, the Herald-Tribune reports.

GET LOST: The Manatee district prepares to fire five administrators involved in a messy misconduct investigation of a former football assistant coach, the Herald-Tribune reports.

LABOR NEWS: The St. Johns district and teachers association reach a deal on raises, the St. Augustine Record reports.

CHANCELLOR SEARCH: The Board of Governors seeks to replace retiring Frank Brogan quickly, the Tallahassee Democrat reports. More on Brogan's plans from the Democrat.

[Last modified: Thursday, September 26, 2013 6:22am]


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