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Education news and notes from Tampa Bay and Florida

Florida education news: School grades, federal flexibility, student funding and more



SCHOOL GRADES: Florida education commissioner Pam Stewart releases a school grading simulation in support of her proposed FSA cut scores. More from the Tallahassee Democrat. * Testing reform remains on the legislative agenda, the News Service of Florida reports.

FROM THE FEDS: Congress adopts a No Child Left Behind overhaul giving more flexibility to states. Florida observers expect little change in state policies. More from the Florida Times-Union.

ON THE TRAIL: Three Duval School Board members are targeted with a large public records request by school choice activists, Folio Weekly reports.

FUNDING: The Lake County legislative delegation hears pleas to fix the state's per-student funding model, the Daily Commercial reports.

EXTRA PROTEIN? Orange County schools remove rice from their cafeterias after a student finds a dead meal worm in her lunch, WESH reports.

SECURITY: North Florida school districts see the need to take hoax threats seriously, the Florida Times-Union reports.

VOUCHERS: Florida's tax credit scholarship program remains open to legal challenge despite a recent court ruling, Politico Florida reports.

TEACHER DISCIPLINE: The Palm Beach School Board fires two teachers for inappropriate interactions with students, the Sun-Sentinel reports. * A St. Johns middle school dean of students is suspended and reassigned, the St. Augustine Record reports.

CONSULTANTS: A group reviewing the Palm Beach district budget delivers its initial report, the Palm Beach Post reports.

[Last modified: Thursday, December 10, 2015 6:43am]


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