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Florida education news: Bullying, teacher evaluations, K-8 schools and more



psc_tocrachel112112_248907c.jpegBATTLING BULLIES: A Ridgewood High School student brings an anti-bullying campaign to campus. (Times photo, Douglas Clifford)

NEW LEADERS: The Hillsborough School Board picks April Griffin as its chairwoman, Carol Kurdell as its vice chair. The Pinellas School Board selects Carol Cook as its chairwoman, Peggy O'Shea as its vice chair. The Pasco School Board chooses Cynthia Armstrong as its chairwoman, Alison Crumbley as its vice chair, while Kurt Browning begins his reorganization as newly elected superintendent

TOP OF THE CLASS: Winding Waters second-graders share Thanksgiving messages • Challenger K-8 kindergartners offer their turkey preparation tips 

EVALUATIONS: The Florida Education Association pans the state's teacher evaluation methods, the Florida Current reports.

MORE WOES: The successor to a failed Manatee private school finds itself in the same financial trouble as before, the Herald-Tribune reports. More from the Bradenton Herald.

EARN IT: The Lee School Board approves incentive pay for its superintendent, who met one of five goals set forth, the Naples Daily News reports. More from the Fort Myers News-Press.

S.O.S.: More than 500 Brevard residents urge their School Board not to close four schools for financial reasons, Florida Today reports.

EARLY EXIT: A Palm Beach school principal abruptly retires amid an investigation into unspecified concerns, the Palm Beach Post reports.

LABOR NEWS: The Lake Wales charter school system looks for money for raises to keep pace with the Polk school district, the Ledger reports.

TRANSFORMATION: Flagler district officials consider converting their elementary schools into K-8 centers, the Daytona Beach News-Journal reports.

[Last modified: Wednesday, November 21, 2012 6:42am]


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