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Gwen Graham spends ‘workday’ as a high school student

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Democratic gubernatorial candidate Gwen Graham spent a “workday” Monday in Lynn Haven shadowing Mosley High School’s senior class president. Graham caddied around Caroline Noble’s backpack, listened to her classmates and participated in school assignments. The former congresswoman was also around for the morning announcement broadcast, lunch and a tour of the school’s technical classes and ROTC.

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St. Petersburg Times editorial: Teacher bill needs improvements

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From the St. Petersburg Times editorial board: The Florida House is poised to ram through sweeping changes to employment rules for public school teachers this week without listening to critics or allowing any improvements to the legislation. The bill (SB 6), already approved by the Senate, would abolish tenure for future teachers and make high-stakes testing central to deciding whether teachers get raises or qualify for renewal of their teaching certificate. Florida needs to make it easier to reward the…

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