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Florida education news: Student enrollment, superintendent pay, ACT tests and more



GROWING STRONG: Hillsborough schools reopen with enrollment on the rise. • About 400 students return to the Leon school system from charter schools, the Tallahassee Democrat reports.

WHIRLWIND TOUR: Hernando superintendent Lori Romano visits all district schools in two days to get acclimated to her new district.

GETTING PAID: Pasco superintendent Kurt Browning decides to take his full salary after a year without.

DISCIPLINED: A Manatee teacher and a non-teaching coach are disciplined by the state for sexual comments made to students.

RETIRING: Alachua superintendent Dan Boyd will retire after 40 years with the district. • The Flagler School Board discusses search options as superintendent Janet Valentine prepares to retire in June, the Daytona Beach News-Journal reports.

MIXED BAG: A growing percentage of Florida high school students take the ACT, but their performance is among the lowest in the United States, the Orlando Sentinel reports.

REPAYMENT: The Manatee district office returns some money borrowed from school internal accounts, as part of its fiscal improvement plan, the Bradenton Herald reports.

HOW MUCH? The Sarasota School Board talks about the level of local funding it wants to continue providing to charter schools, the Herald-Tribune reports.

STUDENT ASSIGNMENT: The St. Johns school district prepares to rezone students, and for the upset parents that come with the process, the St. Augustine Record reports.

[Last modified: Wednesday, August 21, 2013 6:05am]


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