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Florida education news: Testing, school choice, customer service and more

TESTING: Hillsborough schools will cut back district-level tests, allowing teachers to choose which ones to use. * Pending new Polk contract terms would give teachers more flexibility in using district-level tests, the Ledger reports. 

CREATIVITY: A group of Wesley Chapel-area high school students head to Odyssey of the Mind world finals one last time.

SCHOOL CHOICE: Florida House education leader Rep. Manny Diaz says the state could see more choice options in coming years.

FEEDBACK: The Lee School Board seeks to improve its customer service, the Fort Myers News-Press reports.

EMPLOYEE DISCIPLINE: A Palm Beach school bus driver faces dismissal for leaving a student alone on a bus, the Palm Beach Post reports.

NEEDS IMPROVEMENT: Polk economic development leaders say the local schools are not good enough to attract skilled employees, the Ledger reports.

BUDGETS: Broward School Board members debate how to pay district debts to local law enforcement, the Sun-Sentinel reports.

CHARTER SCHOOLS: The St. Johns school district launches an investigation into a local charter school relating to administrative and reporting practices, the St. Augustine Record reports.

MEA CULPA: Alachua's superintendent issues a public apology for apparent plagiarism in his self-published book, calling the situation an unintentional mistake, the Gainesville Sun reports.

[Last modified: Wednesday, May 4, 2016 6:56am]


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