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Florida education news: Superintendents, evaluations, school security and more



SUPERINTENDENTS: Hernando superintendent Lori Romano becomes a finalist in Osceola's search for a new leader. * Brevard superintendent Desmond Blackburn outlines six priorities for his administration, Florida Today reports.

TEACHER EVALUATIONS: Hillsborough officials discuss eliminating the district's peer evaluator system to save money.

SECURITY: Officers find a loaded weapon at Gibbs High School. * A girl stabs her ex-boyfriend with a steak knife at Winter Springs High, the Orlando Sentinel reports. * Bay schools have spent millions over five years to enhance campus safety, reports. * Sarasota and Manatee district leaders say they are ready to respond to threats, the Herald-Tribune reports.

SCHOOL ZONES: A Brevard elementary school finds a new normal after absorbing students from two shuttered schools, Florida Today reports. * Duval School Board members prepare to vote on sweeping changes to district boundaries and programs, the Florida Times-Union reports.

PLEDGE: Two Florida lawmakers work with Santa Rosa residents to draft legislation that would govern whether students must say the Pledge of Allegiance at school, the Northwest Florida Daily News reports. More from the Pensacola News-Journal.

OUTREACH: Manatee school officials look for ways to provide more services and assistance to migrant families, the Bradenton Herald reports.

MATH LESSONS: Collier School Board members and staff discuss how Common Core math has changed instruction, the Naples Daily News reports.

ALTERNATIVE SCHOOL: Some Miami-Dade students find different ways to succeed in high school, the Miami Herald reports.

GROWTH: Flagler leaders prepare for enrollment increases as students are not spread evenly throughout schools, the Daytona Beach News-Journal reports.

SCHEDULING: Most Broward high schools are switching to block schedules, the Sun-Sentinel reports.

[Last modified: Wednesday, December 16, 2015 6:47am]


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