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Following proposal to consolidate USF universities, trustees to hold conference call

Following proposal to consolidate USF universities, trustees to hold conference call

Some University of South Florida trustees will hold a conference call to discuss the legislative session on Friday, one week after a proposal emerged in Tallahassee that would consolidate three USF System universities into one.Presiden...
Published: 01/18/18
Florida class size violations continue to dwindle

Florida class size violations continue to dwindle

A shrinking number of Florida schools were in violation of the state's 2002 class size amendment in the fall, reflective of a growing dependence on schoolwide averages rather than classroom counts.The Florida Department of Education reported that...
Published: 01/18/18
East Pasco County parents ask for changes to high school graduation times

East Pasco County parents ask for changes to high school graduation times

Rivals on the field and off, Pasco and Zephyrhills high schools generally have little to do with one another, despite sitting just nine miles apart.When it comes to graduation, though, some parents want to make sure they get to both schools...
Published: 01/18/18
Florida education news: School leadership, Schools of Hope, school choice and more

Florida education news: School leadership, Schools of Hope, school choice and more

LEADERSHIP: The Florida Board of Education has insisted over the past few years that schools with consistently poor performance on state tests get new principals. This week, it targeted four Hillsborough County schools for their failure to follo...
Published: 01/18/18
In another move at Moton Elementary, Principal Joe Frana resigns ahead of state visit

In another move at Moton Elementary, Principal Joe Frana resigns ahead of state visit

BROOKSVILLE — Just three months after state educators stepped in to help boost long-struggling Moton Elementary School, its principal has announced his resignation.In a letter to the Hernando County School District Tuesday, Principal Joe Frana ...
Published: 01/17/18
Updated: 01/22/18
Four schools are ordered to get new principals

Four schools are ordered to get new principals

Dover Elementary Principal Kayla Forcucci [TBO}Palm River Elementary principal Dawn Stites [HCPS]Pizzo Elementary School during Hurricane Irma [TIMES]It was an abrupt turn of events on Wednesday when the state Board of Education ordered Hillsborough ...
Published: 01/17/18
Updated: 01/18/18
Florida House advances proposal to limit school board member terms

Florida House advances proposal to limit school board member terms

Term limits for Florida's school board members, already a controversial proposal before the Constitution Revision Commission, surfaced in the Florida House PreK-12 Quality subcommittee on Wednesday.The measure, also a proposed constitutional amendmen...
Published: 01/17/18
Updated: 01/18/18
Schools of Hope moves forward to allow charters near struggling district schools

Schools of Hope moves forward to allow charters near struggling district schools

The Florida Board of Education unanimously approved a rule on Wednesday opening the door for private nonprofits to apply to receive millions in state funding to operate charter schools near low-performing public schools, called "School...
Published: 01/17/18
Four Hillsborough County schools must lose their principals, Florida Board of Education says

Four Hillsborough County schools must lose their principals, Florida Board of Education says

The Hillsborough County school system has failed hundreds of students at four low-performing elementary schools by moving too slowly to make changes, state officials said Wednesday in stern warnings to superintendent Jeff Eakins.The superintendent sq...
Published: 01/17/18
Ridgewood High parents seek ‘clear message’ on options for their children as school closes

Ridgewood High parents seek ‘clear message’ on options for their children as school closes

Dawn Dunn had some serious concerns as the Pasco County school district races to transform Ridgewood High into a magnet technical high school by August.Most pressing, she told the School Board on Tuesday, is not having information about what will hap...
Published: 01/17/18