Florida teachers to discuss dropout prevention

Public broadcasters are inviting Florida's teachers to participate in a dropout prevention "town hall" on Saturday in Jacksonville. It's part of a multimedia initiative that includes radio, television and the Internet. The goal is to raise public awareness and offer solutions to increase high school graduation rates. Florida's efforts are in support of a national public broadcasting initiative known as "American Graduate: Let's Make it Happen." The Florida Public Broadcasting System and stations in Jacksonville, Tallahassee, Daytona Beach and Tampa are participating. Saturday's town hall will be taped at WJCT Studios in Jacksonville for statewide broadcast in May. Teachers can take part by completing an online survey and registering at http://www.wjct.org/americangraduate/

http://www.heraldtribune.com/article/20120427/APN/1204270568

 

Cuts, fewer teachers force Volusia, Flagler schools to adapt
http://www.news-journalonline.com/news/local/east-volusia/2012/04/27/cuts-fewer-teachers-force-volusia-flagler-schools-to-adapt.html

 

Hillsborough School Board questions volume of student tests
http://www.tampabay.com/news/education/k12/hillsborough-school-board-questions-volume-of-student-tests/1227049

 

Pearson and how 2012 standardized tests were designed
http://www.washingtonpost.com/blogs/answer-sheet/post/pearson-and-how-2012-standardized-tests-were-designed/2012/04/27/gIQAjQ0MkT_blog.html

 

Decision day for Scott on UF, FSU tuition bill
http://www2.tbo.com/news/politics/2012/apr/27/scott-to-sign-or-veto-bill-allowing-fsu-uf-to-rais-ar-397270/

http://findout.typepad.com/the_fine_print/2012/04/rick-scott-and-president-obama-linked-again.html

 

UF president issues statement to university community
http://news.ufl.edu/2012/04/25/machen-budget-statement/

 

Fallout from USF Poly investigation
http://www.tampabay.com/news/education/college/article1227020.ece

http://www.tampabay.com/opinion/editorials/article1227090.ece

http://www.tampabay.com/opinion/columns/article1227080.ece

http://articles.orlandosentinel.com/2012-04-26/features/os-usf-polytechnic-investigation-20120426_1_financial-violations-independent-public-university-lakeland-campus

 

Floridians top get $148.5 million in health-care refunds, study says
http://www.miamiherald.com/2012/04/26/2769518/floridians-to-get-1485-million.html

http://www.washingtonpost.com/national/health-science/insurance-rebates-totalling-13-billion-could-be-on-the-way-this-summer-study-says/2012/04/26/gIQAcpI0jT_story.html

 

More bad news for jobless Floridians
http://www.tampabay.com/news/business/more-bad-news-for-out-of-work-floridians-unemployment-benefits-will-run/1227086

 

Scott weighs investigation of Supreme Court justices
http://www.miamiherald.com/2012/04/26/2769972/gov-rick-scott-weighs-investigation.html

http://articles.orlandosentinel.com/2012-04-26/news/os-plakon-challenges-justices-20120426_1_justices-barbara-pariente-plakon

http://www.news-press.com/article/20120426/NEWS0120/120426023/Republican-lawmaker-wants-investigation-Florida-Supreme-Court-justices

 

Scott “ranking” plan angers election supervisors
http://www.tampabay.com/news/politics/elections/gov-rick-scotts-plan-to-rank-county-election-bosses-infuriates-supervisors/1227005

http://www.palmbeachpost.com/news/state/election-supervisors-lambaste-flawed-way-governor-rated-them-2327359.html

http://ap.staugustine.com/pstories/state/fl/20120426/984512739.shtml

http://www.news-press.com/article/20120426/NEWS0107/304260048/Gov-Scott-angers-Florida-election-supervisors

 

Scott vows appeal of judge’s rejection of state employee drug testing

http://www.palmbeachpost.com/news/state/governor-vows-appeal-of-judges-rejection-of-his-2327361.html

http://www.sun-sentinel.com/business/fl-court-rejects-scott-drug-testing-20120426,0,7503372.story

http://www.thefloridacurrent.com/article.cfm?id=27487526

http://www2.tbo.com/news/politics/2012/apr/27/namaino1-court-rejects-drug-tests-ar-397196/

 

Scott should listen when court says “no”
http://www.tallahassee.com/article/20120427/OPINION05/204270312/Paul-Flemming-Scott-should-listen-when-court-says-no-?odyssey=nav%7Chead&nclick_check=1

 

Scott’s penchant for invading privacy
http://www.tampabay.com/opinion/editorials/article1227085.ece

 

Counties file suit to block Medicaid billings

http://www.thefloridacurrent.com/article.cfm?id=27487512

 

Florida reverses its demographic decline
http://www.city-journal.org/2012/22_2_snd-florida.html

 

U.S. economic growth slows to 2.2 percent rate
http://www.nytimes.com/2012/04/28/business/economy/us-economic-growth-slows-to-2-2-rate-report-says.html

 

Death of a fairy tale

http://www.nytimes.com/2012/04/27/opinion/krugman-death-of-a-fairy-tale.html

 

Congressman, veterans among those denied right to vote
http://www.usw.org/action_center/voter_hq/info_center?type=news&id=0135

 

Senate votes to reauthorize Domestic Violence Act

http://www.nytimes.com/2012/04/27/us/politics/senate-votes-to-renew-violence-against-women-act.html

http://miamiherald.typepad.com/nakedpolitics/2012/04/florida-senators-split-votes-on-violence-against-women-act.html

 

Watchdog expanding ethics probe at labor board
http://www.google.com/hostednews/ap/article/ALeqM5gg9HgVMHie-3nORRqE8N8N24qLrw?docId=c585c8aaddfe4e29a0c491736087ef39

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