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Florida education news: VAM scores, teacher hiring, video game buy-back and more



TOP TEACHERS? Several Tampa Bay area teacher of the year finalists have poor value-added scores, sometimes smaller than the margin of error. More from the Florida Times-Union.

STANDARDS: Florida lawmakers prepare to move ahead with implementing new standards and accountability measures for public schools, the AP reports.

CONSTRUCTION FUNDING: St. Johns officials plan to lobby lawmakers to increase districts' local capital projects millage cap, the St. Augustine Record reports.

WANTED: GOOD TEACHERS: Southwest Florida school districts struggle to hire enough qualified teachers, the Fort Myers News-Press reports.

UNION ELECTION: The race to become the next president of the Broward Teachers Union grows heated, the Miami Herald reports.

FIGHTING VIOLENCE: An Oviedo middle school teacher buys back her students' violent video games and DVDs in hopes they will be more peaceful, the Orlando Sentinel reports.

[Last modified: Sunday, March 2, 2014 6:40am]


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