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Florida education news: School grades, summer school, ESOL and more



SCHOOL GRADES: The credibility of Florida's accountability system could hang in the balance as leaders explore modifications to the school grading formula.

SUMMER LEARNING: Struggling Pinellas students get an extra dose of reading, math and science in the district's new Summer Bridge program.

OPEN UP: The Pinellas school district needs to become more transparent in its operations, the Times editorializes.

FRUSTRATION: Hundreds of Orange County students still learning English get trapped in ESOL programs, the Orlando Sentinel reports.

WARNED: Florida Keys Community College has its accreditation placed on "warning" status over financial controls, the Keynoter reports. More details here.

LABOR NEWS: PERC rules that the Marion school district can deal directly with substitute teachers outside collective bargaining, the Ocala Star-Banner reports.

OPEN DOORS: Technology helps Miami-Dade students with disabilities learn more skills for life, the Miami Herald reports.

NEVER FORGET: Brand new Booker High in Sarasota has a room set aside for the school's long history, the Herald-Tribune reports.

[Last modified: Sunday, June 30, 2013 7:26am]


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