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Florida education news: Tests, class size, warning systems and more



CORE CLAIMS: An accusation that Florida's new testing company promotes an LGBT lifestyle among children is found Half True by Politifact Florida.

SCHOOL GRADES: A plan to overhaul Florida's school grading system heads to the House floor after some amendments are added, the News Service of Florida reports.

TESTING: Orange County schools eliminate electives to avoid writing end-of-course exams for them, the Orlando Sentinel reports.

CLASS SIZE: Duval's plan to move to full open enrollment could help schools avoid the most stringent state class size rules, the Florida Times-Union reports.

KEEPING TRACK: Florida schools use a tracking system to alert them to early signals that students might be struggling, State Impact Florida reports.

ON THE HOOK: Florida State College at Jacksonville is liable to repay up to $3.4 million in inappropriately distributed student loans, reports.

DREAMING: Lawmakers should approve legislation granting in-state tuition to resident students who are illegal immigrants, the Bradenton Herald editorializes.

CHARTER CONTRACTS: Bills to streamline the opening of new Florida charter schools move forward in the House and Senate, the Florida Current reports.

BACK TO IT: Walton teacher and district representatives return to negotiating a month after teachers rejected a pay plan, the Northwest Florida Daily News reports.

[Last modified: Tuesday, March 25, 2014 6:01am]


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