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Florida education news: Teacher evaluations, 'slap-ass Friday,' funding and more



TOP MARKS: Nearly all Florida teachers receive "effective" or "highly effective" ratings in their latest evaluations, raising questions about the changes to the system. More from the Ocala Star-Banner, Sun-Sentinel, Naples Daily News

HANDS OFF: A Pasco mom sees swift action as she demands that her daughter's school put an end to "slap ass Fridays."

SEARCH TEAM: The Flagler district creates an advisory panel to help guide its superintendent search, the Daytona Beach News-Journal reports.

PRIVATE SUPPORT: The Community Foundation for Northeast Florida launches an ambitious fund raising effort to support public schools, Florida Trend reports.

BIG HIT: The financially struggling Manatee school district could see its general fund balance shrink by $7.2 million as the result of a state audit, the Bradenton Herald reports. More from the Herald-Tribune.

QUESTIONABLE LOAN: Miami-Dade auditors investigate how a local charter school could provide public money to an unaccredited private college, the Miami Herald reports.

DECORATIONS DOWNSIDE: More than 100 students at a Volusia elementary school can't use their classrooms after a Christmas tree fire, the Daytona Beach News-Journal reports.

UNREPORTED: The principal of Imagine School at Lakewood Ranch is investigated for failure to report child abuse, the Herald-Tribune reports.

[Last modified: Wednesday, December 4, 2013 6:01am]


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