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Times (2009)

Romano: A stand against school testing is long overdue

The voice of the revolution is calm. It is kind. It is the voice of a 59-year-old kindergarten teacher who cares more about her students than her paycheck. This is why Susan Bowles is refusing to give a standardized computer test to a class of 5-year-olds at a Gainesville school this month, a stance that violates h …

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  1. FGCU freshman from Trinity dies

    College

    A Florida Gulf Coast University freshman found severely ill and "possibly intoxicated'' in his dorm room Sunday morning died later in a Lee County hospital.

  2. Report: scrutiny lacking for charter schools

    K12

    NAPLES — Officials have shut down at least five schools run by the Richard Milburn Academy of Florida, yet the company has continued to operate and open new taxpayer-funded campuses in the state.

  3. Hernando leaders push penny sales tax to prevent school cuts

    K12

    BROOKSVILLE — Hernando County School District superintendent Lori Romano spelled out in no uncertain terms the deep financial issues the district will face if voters reject a penny sales tax referendum on Nov. 4.

    Len Sossamon, Hernando County administrator, supports the proposed penny tax.
  4. Romano: A stand against school testing is long overdue

    K12

    The voice of the revolution is calm. It is kind. It is the voice of a 59-year-old kindergarten teacher who cares more about her students than her paycheck.

  5. Harris, Shimberg bring decades of experience to Hillsborough School Board race

    K12

    TAMPA — Everybody knows the drill at Circle C Ranch. When the covers come off the platters of food, Petunia the pig wanders into the party.

    Sally Harris and her son David Cloud feed Petunia the pig at Harris’ meet-and-greet Wednesday at Circle C Ranch Academy. She is the owner of the Tampa preschool.
  6. Pinellas schools get enrollment boost from charters

    K12

    After a decade of declining enrollment, the Pinellas County School District made an aggressive push this year to compete with private and charter schools.

    “Every day we’re enrolling kids, believe it or not,” said Mike Grego, Pinellas County Schools District superintendent. Grego said increased enrollment was the result of special programs and greater communication with parents.
  7. In Pasco schools, not all chairs are created equal

    Teachers

    LAND O'LAKES — In Pasco County, teachers and administrators each get their own special chairs.

    The chair available to administrators is at left. The one available to teachers is at right.
  8. Pasco class notes

    K12

    Calendar

    Sept. 19: Progress reports.

    Briefly

    • The Department of Mathematics and Science at Saint Leo University invites middle school and high school students to the free Math Circles outreach program from 5:30-6:30 p.m. each Thursday in Lewis Hall, Room 101. Includes …