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Florida education news: Cameras in schools, FCAT glitches, new funding sources and more



a4s_pascamera041812_218911c.jpegCAMERAS IN THE CLASSROOM: Pasco school district officials struggle to find a reasonable way to control photos that students take while in school

WHO'S IN CHARGE? Pinellas School Board members are irked that their superintendent search director plans an exclusive meeting with Pinellas Education Foundation leaders.

ANGRY TEACHER: A Hernando teacher loses his cool as a parent, leading to a school lockdown and his suspension.

LEAN ON ME: The Doorways scholarship program offers needy Pinellas County students help affording college but also mentoring to help them get through school.

WELL, OK: The Hernando School Board gives its informal but reluctant approval to an administrative reorganization it had previously rejected. The board also makes its choice for new legal representation.

VALS AND SALS: Wiregrass Ranch High 

RANDOM GLITCHES: Some St. Johns schools run into problems with the computerized FCAT testing, the St. Augustine Record reports.

NEW INVESTORS: With funding limited, the Miami-Dade school district turns to cities and charter companies to help improve some schools, the Miami Herald reports.

DOES IT WORK? The Duval School Board demands proof that a program for struggling students works before it will renew funding, the Florida Times-Union reports.

INSURANCE ISSUES: The Lee school district might fire its insurance consultant for failing to properly vet all the proposals, the Fort Myers News-Press reports.

UNIVERSITY FUNDING: Gov. Rick Scotts signs off on $300 million in cuts for the state's university system, the Gainesville Sun reports.

[Last modified: Wednesday, April 18, 2012 6:16am]


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