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Florida education news: School grades, graduation rates, superintendents and more



SCHOOL GRADES: For the first time in years, the Florida Board of Education doesn't appear a foregone conclusion as it deliberates school grades and cut scores. More from the Daytona Beach News-Journal, Naples Daily News, Politico Florida.

GRADUATION RATES: Florida high school graduation rates rise slightly in 2015, but still have a way to go. See the local school by school rates here.

SUPERINTENDENTS: The Hernando School Board is split in its contract negotiations with superintendent Lori Romano, who's actively looking elsewhere. * An independent investigation clears former Lee superintendent Nancy Graham of wrongdoing in a local GED testing scandal, the Naples Daily News reports. More from the Fort Myers News-Press.

CHARTER SCHOOLS: A Broward charter school decides to close over winter break, the Sun-Sentinel reports.

LABOR NEWS: St. Johns teachers declare impasse in contract talks, the St. Augustine Record reports.

SCHOOL CHOICE: Lee County parents prepare to register for school choice, the Fort Myers News-Press reports.

STUDENT DISCIPLINE: Two Escambia high school students accused of hazing another student will get a long-awaited formal hearing on their actions, the Pensacola News-Journal reports.

TEACHER DISCIPLINE: An administrative judge dismisses an effort to remove a Marion teacher's certificate, the Ocala Star-Banner reports.

MUSICAL CHAIRS: Four Sarasota area colleges create a consortium to allow students to earn credits at any of the campuses, the Herald-Tribune reports.

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