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Florida education news: Testing, locker checks, Tasers and more



FIX THIS:  The demand grows to end Florida's testing of profoundly disabled students and evaluating their teachers on the results.

FAIRNESS: A bipartisan group of Florida lawmakers take steps to provide in-state tuition to the children of illegal immigrants living in the state.

LOCKER CHECKS: Law enforcement trains dogs to sniff out guns on Pinellas County school grounds.

DON'T TASE ME, BRO: A deputy uses a Taser to break up a student fight at McLane Middle School in Brandon.

BAD ANSWER: Florida Sen. John Legg has identified a real problem in too much student testing, but proposed the wrong solution, the Times editorializes.

TAKE YOUR TIME: Florida education commissioner Pam Stewart should heed superintendents and others calling for more time to get the state's school grading system right, the Ledger editorializes.

SCHOOL SAFETY: The Brevard school district reorganizes its security system, the Brevard Times reports.

BAD ACTS: A fired teacher at a Marion military school is accused of inappropriate relations with two students, the Ocala Star-Banner reports.

CAN'T READ IT: Students' inability to read cursive handwriting is a driving force behind placing it into Florida's academic standards, the Fort Myers News-Press reports.

WITHERING: A gardening project for Indian River schools could die without added funding, the Vero Beach Press-Journal reports.

[Last modified: Thursday, February 27, 2014 6:06am]


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