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Florida education news: Teacher cuts, textbook adoptions, Common Core and more



'RIGHT-SIZING': Pinellas high schools could lose several teaching positions next year as the district readjusts its staffing to better reflect enrollment.

IF IT'S NOT BROKEN: The Florida Legislature doesn't need to remove the state from textbook adoptions, the Times editorializes.

BIG MEETING: The Florida Board of Education will consider changes to the Common Core at its Tuesday meeting, where protesters are expected, the Orlando Sentinel reports.

SCHOOL GRADES: Education commissioner Pam Stewart's proposed school grading model gets middling reviews from district leaders, the Daytona Beach News-Journal reports. More from the Tallahassee Democrat.

STOP THE SCANS: A bill to ban biometric scans of public school students begins moving though the Florida Legislature, despite school district opposition, the Florida Current reports.

PRESIDENTS: Florida Atlantic University's new leader could make $440,000 a year, the Sun-Sentinel reports. • The departure of Florida State University's president shocks school officials, the AP reports. • FSU trustees schedule an emergency meeting to begin looking for their next president, the Tallahassee Democrat reports.

BUDGET CUTS: Brevard residents show an increased interest in the school district's plan to raise taxes or cut services, Florida Today reports.

WHAT'S ON TAP? Florida Senate president Don Gaetz talks with State Impact Florida about his education priorities during the spring session.

[Last modified: Tuesday, February 18, 2014 6:08am]


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