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Florida education news: Tony Bennett resigns, dual enrollment fees, full-time teachers and more



MOVING ON: Florida education commissioner Tony Bennett resigns two days after accusations emerge that he fixed a school grade in Indiana for political purposes, which he denied. Finding a fourth commissioner in three years could be a tall order for Florida. The state's education system leadership is in disarray, the Times editorializes. Some other good reads on the subject from Politico, Associated Press, Sun-Sentinel, State Impact Indiana, Indianapolis Star, Washington Post, News Service of Florida

FEE FIGHT: Pasco and Hernando school district officials take issue with new dual enrollment fees that Pasco-Hernando Community College wants to charge.

NO SUBS: Manatee parents petition to have full-time teachers in every school classroom, the Bradenton Herald reports. More from the Herald-Tribune.

CHARTER SCHOOLS: One Manatee public school officially applies to convert to charter status, along with two other applicants seeking charters, the Bradenton Herald reports.

GET TOUGH: Northwest Florida districts plan to take more harsh actions against bullying, the Northwest Florida Daily News reports.

ATTITUDE MATTERS: Polk school leaders get training in what's expected of them in the new school year, the Ledger reports.

"DAMMIT, WE'RE NOT A C": Bay superintendent Bill Husfelt rejects the state's grade of his district, the Panama City News Herald reports.

[Last modified: Friday, August 2, 2013 6:10am]


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