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The Education Gradebook

This spring's state test results won't be held against students when it comes to third-grade promotion, high school graduation, Bright Futures scholarship eligibility and other critical issues, Florida officials announced Friday.
Parents and educators have been asking for this move for several months.
Many will find new positions in the district’s hiring pool, but hundreds won’t as the district slashes its budget. “Principals are frustrated.”
A roundup of Florida education news from around the state.
A roundup of Florida education news from around the state.

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  1. Gaither High School in Hillsborough County reported 12 cases of coronavirus in the week ending April 9.
  2. Rev. Randall Meissen distributes Holy Communion at a Mass for graduating seniors in Abbey Church at Saint Leo University. He said of ministering to college students: “It no longer works to simply ring the church bells and hope that young people come through the doors.”
  3. Course offerings, class schedules and careers will be impacted as the Hillsborough County school system prepares to cut its workforce by about 1,000 positions.
  4. Ronale Divad Johnson, 45, faces one count of sexual battery and three counts of lewd and lascivious molestation, according to the Hillsborough County Sheriff’s Office.
  5. This spring's state test results won't be held against students when it comes to third-grade promotion, high school graduation, Bright Futures scholarship eligibility and other critical issues, Florida officials announced Friday.
  6. Opponents of a measure to alter Florida's Bright Futures scholarship program spoke to the Senate Education Appropriations subcommittee from a remote site on March 23, 2021. An altered version of the bill passed the full Senate on April 8.
  7. Protestors chant and stand outside of the University Auditorium prior to the speech of Donald Trump Jr. and Kimberly Guilfoyle at the University of Florida on October 10, 2019.
  8. Students make their way off campus after the final bell rings on the first day of school at Boca Ciega High School, 924 58th St S, on Monday, Aug. 24, 2020 in Gulfport.
  9. The University of South Florida campus in Tampa, where officials on Tuesday announced a $44.4 million federal grant to study the impact of an experimental treatment for various types of dementia.
  10. The entrance to Union Park Charter Academy in Pasco County. The school opened in 2018.
  11. At Gulf High School in New Port Richey, students walk to school before the start of classes in August.
  12. Moderna COVID‑19 vaccine shots are dispensed to people in vehicles on Monday, April 5, 2021, at Saint Leo University, which is serving as the host for the Florida Department of Health’s COVID-19 vaccine distribution for East Pasco County. The Pasco County commission lifted its mask order on Monday, while the school district announced it would keep its mandate in place.
  13. Florida students begin their state writing and reading tests this week. Worries remain among some about in-person testing.
  14. Apr. 5• Community News
    Dr. Neil Fenske poses for a portrait at his home on Wednesday, March 31, 2021 in Tampa. 
  15. Steinbrenner High is the busiest school in the Tampa Bay area for confirmed cases of COVID-19, with 19 in a week that ended early due to Good Friday.
  16. Workers on Friday tend to the historic entrance to St. Petersburg High, which is undergoing renovations and is home to one of three International Baccalaureate programs in Pinellas County. Some of the school's IB seniors are pushing for this year's IB exams to be canceled due to safety reasons and learning barriers caused by the pandemic.
  17. Nova Southeastern University opened its Tampa Bay Regional Campus in September 2019. The school announced Friday that it would require all students, faculty and staff to get a COVID-19 vaccine before returning to campus this fall for in-person classes.
  18. A member of the Philadelphia Fire Department prepares a dose of the Johnson & Johnson COVID-19 vaccine at a vaccination site setup in Philadelphia.
  19. Florida Standards Assessments begin Monday. Some parents of students still attending remotely don't want to send their children back to campus for the in-person tests.
  20. Hillsborough County Public Schools Chief Finance Officer Romaneir Johnson
  21. Florida students begin taking their state assessments on April 5. They are available in-person only.
  22. Sarah Painter, a fifth-grade teacher at Eisenhower Elementary School and 2020-2021 Teacher of the Year for Pinellas County Schools, center, is introduced by Florida Gov. Ron DeSantis, right, during a press conference on Wednesday, March 31, 2021, at Palm Harbor University High School. DeSantis announced his proposal to give $1000 bonuses to school principals and teachers in Florida.
  23. Florida Gov. Ron DeSantis announces his proposal to give $1000 bonuses to school principals and teachers in Florida during a news conference Wednesday at Palm Harbor University High School.
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