Florida

Putting Education Reform To The Test

Roll Call: Many Districts Seeking Supers; Brazil Exporting College Students To Florida; UF Education School Rising

Expect a bidding war for top superintendents, in Tuesday’s education headlines.

Duval may face fierce competition for high-caliber superintendent | jacksonville.com Duval County schools may find themselves in a bidding war for their next superintendent, as at least 60 districts — many large, urban districts — are seeking new leaders. (jacksonville.com)

Brazilian community grows in Volusia colleges – News Brazil is one of Florida’s largest trading partners, and is now exchanging college students as well. The students are part of a science and technology program that expects to send tens of thousands of Brazilian students to U.S. colleges. (news-journalonline.com)

How did UF grad schools fare in U.S. News and World Report’s rankings | Gainesville.com The University of Florida’s graduate education school made a big jump in U.S. News and World Report’s rankings this year. (gainesville.com)

Florida Prepaid tuition: Newly passed tuition bill could jeopardize prepaid program – South Florida Sun-Sentinel.com Allowing the University of Florida and Florida State University could render Florida’s prepaid tuition plan useless, according to a Q&A in the Sun-Sentinel. (sun-sentinel.com)

Beth Kassab: Tougher school standards are just what we need – OrlandoSentinel.com “School grades help drive the economy when the system for measuring them is credible. If we hand out A’s like Little League participation trophies, they become meaningless. That why it’s important to raise standards. Demand more and get more.” (orlandosentinel.com)

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