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An error displayed on computers in the Alachua County School District was similar to those displayed Monday morning on screens around the state. Facebook

Online testing system fails again; angry state official calls glitches 'unacceptable'

Florida's new computerized tests ran into another round of problems Monday, drawing heightened concerns about their validity and bringing a hail of we-told-you-sos from teachers, parents and school officials. A technical blunder prevented students from logging on early in the day to take their Florida Standards Ass …

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  1. Online testing system fails again; angry state official calls glitches 'unacceptable'

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    Florida's new computerized tests ran into another round of problems Monday, drawing heightened concerns about their validity and bringing a hail of we-told-you-sos from teachers, parents and school officials.

    An error displayed on computers in the Alachua County School District was similar to those displayed Monday morning on screens around the state.
  2. Reorganization will leave five Hernando school administrators without jobs

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    BROOKSVILLE — Hernando school superintendent Lori Romano is proposing a sweeping reorganization of top staffers that will leave at least five of them looking for jobs before the start of the 2015-16 school year.

    Hernando County school chief Lori Romano has been with the district two years.
  3. Eakins negotiates $225,000, two-year contract as Hillsborough superintendent

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    TAMPA — Jeff Eakins would be paid $225,000 a year to start as superintendent of the Hillsborough County Public Schools, according to a proposed two-year contract the School Board will consider Tuesday.

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  4. Eakins outlines changes to address problems at McLane Middle School

    K12

    TAMPA — Hillsborough County School District officials hope to place more east Tampa middle school students at magnet schools near their homes, instead of busing them 12 miles to troubled McLane Middle School in Brandon.

    To reduce busing to McLane, Jeff Eakins wants to place more students at magnet schools.
  5. Plato charter school to open in Pinellas Park

    Education

    PINELLAS PARK — Acreage that once held a church and was destined to become a housing complex will be the site of a new charter school.

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Families get more choices as Pinellas broadens its school options

The Pinellas County School District is mostly a system of traditional neighborhood schools where students are assigned based on where they live. But you can feel a distinct shift over the p …

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