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Florida education news: Charter schools, attendance zone shifts, bus cameras and more



Logo REJECTED: Hillsborough rejects a charter for Imagine Schools, saying the out-of-state company is operating in Florida against state law. 

DOWN TO SEVEN: Hernando narrows its field of superintendent hopefuls.

NEW PREZ: FSU chooses Eric Barron as its new leader.

WHAT TO DO? Parrott Middle in Brooksville introduces students to a range of technology education programs.

ONE MORE CHANCE: A Pinellas school custodian gets a 29th opportunity to improve his job performance.

WARM AT LAST: USF St. Petersburg fixes the hot water at its dorm.

TOP OF THE CLASS: Challenger K-8 gets more than a lecture about smokingPinellas music students go it aloneHomeless veterans to receive blankets, warm accessoriesMakeovers boost tweens in Girlfriends program 

MATH PROS: Miami-Dade students outperformed their peers nationally on the math NAEP, the Miami Herald reports.

STAYING ALIVE: Manatee will vote whether to let tiny Duette Elementary remain open as a charter, the Bradenton Herald reports.

THEY'RE WATCHING: Lee agrees to spend nearly $800,000 outfitting all its school buses with cameras, the Fort Myers News-Press reports.

DON'T WORRY -- YET: Indian River leaders tell parents their concerns over possible calendar changes for 2010-11 are premature, the Vero Beach Press-Journal reports.

FEWER KIDS: Okaloosa looks into closing as many as four schools amid declining enrollment, the Northwest Florida Daily News reports.

LABOR NEWS: Marion teachers declare impasse in contract talks, the Ocala Star-Banner reports.

CASE ALMOST CLOSED: Orange is nearing settlement in a decades-old desegregation case, the Orlando Sentinel reports.

FALLING SHORT: Orange's local sales tax for school construction is about $600,000 shy of completing all the projects on the list, the Orlando Sentinel reports.

ACCREDITED: FAMU finally wins back its full accreditation, the Tallahassee Democrat reports.


[Last modified: Tuesday, May 25, 2010 10:44am]


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