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Florida education news: Cell phone towers, teacher contracts, four-day school week and more

ntp_tower121809_98863c.jpegCELL TOWER DEBATE: The Hillsborough School Board will decide whether to continue leasing property to a cell phone tower company, a practice that has led to protests. (Times file photo) 

MORE OPEN: St. Petersburg College amends its diversity policy to include sexual orientation and gender identity. 

NO TENURE FOR SOME: A bill headed to Gov. Rick Scott's desk would deny a continuing contract to thousands of teachers currently in Florida schools, the Orlando Sentinel reports.

BUDGET CUTTING: The Lake school district considers a four-day school week to save about $5 million, the Orlando Sentinel reports. • Layoffs and reduced elective offerings are among the likely scenarios for Broward schools as the board looks to cut about $81 million in spending, the Sun-Sentinel reports.

LACK OF DIVERSITY: Edison State College's loses minority staff even as the student body diversifies, the Fort Myers News-Press reports.

NO MISCONDUCT: An audit shows that former Palm Beach superintendent Art Johnson did not falsify documents to cover for a moonlighting top staffer, the Palm Beach Post reports.

DECENTRALIZING: The Monroe School Board considers a return to more school-based decision making, the Keynoter reports.

[Last modified: Tuesday, May 3, 2011 5:51am]

    

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