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Education news and notes from Tampa Bay and Florida

Florida education news: School grades, expulsions, computers and more



GRADE FIXING: Florida education commissioner Tony Bennett recommends extending a rule that would prevent schools from dropping more than one letter grade despite their actual FCAT results.

DISCIPLINE DISPARITY: Hillsborough schools see a decrease in expulsions, but black males continue to be overrepresented.

TURMOIL: Pierce Middle School in west Hillsborough faced a "climate of rebellion" among some staff, according to a climate survey.

LOOKING AHEAD: New USF-St. Petersburg chancellor Sophia Wisniewska talks about her plans for the school.

FALLING BEHIND: Broward schools aren't keeping up in providing technology for student use, the Sun-Sentinel reports.

AT WHAT COST? Flagler district officials attempt to clarify the penalties for violating the student code of conduct, the Daytona Beach News-Journal reports.

FINE PRINT: University of Central Florida trustees look for ways to cut president John Hitt's severance package without really cutting it, the Orlando Sentinel reports.

PUBLIC HEARING: An Alachua teacher fights for his job amid accusations he had improper interactions with some female students, the Gainesville Sun reports.

[Last modified: Saturday, July 13, 2013 6:41am]


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