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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 ...
Updated: 2 hours ago
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 said “...
Updated: 3 hours ago
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...
Updated: 4 hours ago
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...
Updated: 5 hours ago
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...
Updated: 6 hours ago
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...
Updated: 12 hours ago
Florida education news: Computer coding, school board pay, substitute teachers and more

Florida education news: Computer coding, school board pay, substitute teachers and more

COMPUTER CODING: A drive to encourage more Florida students to take computer coding courses takes a turn in the state Legislature, when this year's bill sponsor redirects her proposal to focus on computer science more broadly.SCHOOL BOARD PAY:&#...
Published: 01/17/18
A closer look at graduation rates. How did your school do?

A closer look at graduation rates. How did your school do?

Let's start by acknowledging that graduation rates aren't the only measure of a high school.Far from it. The quality of the faculty and administration are key. So are intangibles like school tradition and spirit. Somewhere in there, you have to inclu...
Published: 01/17/18
Computer coding bill undergoes transformation in Senate Education Committee

Computer coding bill undergoes transformation in Senate Education Committee

Lawmakers' continuing effort to boost computer coding lessons in Florida has morphed into a broader focus on computer sciences."People from the industry came to use and said coding is really a subset of computer science," said Sen. Kathleen Passidomo...
Published: 01/16/18
Transformation Zone after-school coordinator named Pinellas support employee of the year

Transformation Zone after-school coordinator named Pinellas support employee of the year

Debra Canning, a 21st Century iClass liaison for the district's most struggling schools, has been named the 2017-18 support employee of the year.The announcement came on Friday at a luncheon held at Feather Sound Country Club. Canning, who ...
Published: 01/16/18