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Florida education news: School grades, FCAT testing, student discipline and more



GET IT RIGHT: Florida education and political leaders need to stop playing games with school grades and accountability efforts, the Times editorializes.

TEST PREP: Manatee schools get ready for the FCAT, its consequences, and the unknown system that will follow, the Bradenton Herald reports.

DOING THE RIGHT THING: A Lee high school student no longer faces expulsion for defending a gay student who was being physically harassed, NBC 2 reports.

NEW DIRECTIONS: Two Polk schools get new principals who try to improve relationships with previously upset parents, the Ledger reports.

LAME DUCK: President Eric Barron says it's "awfully hard" to leave Florida State University, the Tallahassee Democrat reports.

HISTORY: Some African-Americans in Okaloosa County recall when they helped integrate the schools back in the 1960s and 1970s, the Northwest Florida Daily News reports. Sidebar.

[Last modified: Sunday, February 16, 2014 6:52am]


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