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Florida education news: Charter schools, campus spa, .xxx websites and more

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December

charterschools.jpegON THE RISE: Ten new charter schools win approval to open in Hillsborough County. 

NO FREE RIDES: The Hernando School Board supports elimination of bus rides to and from private child care centers.

TOP OF THE CLASS: Not just lip service for Seven Springs student volunteersHudson Elementary fills need for food on weekends 

MONEY MAKER: Academica emerges as Florida's richest charter school firm, the Miami Herald reports.

SERVICE LACKING: Florida charter schools don't provide many options for students with disabilities, NPR State Impact reports.

CLOSER REVIEW: The Manatee school district delays action on outsourcing custodial services, the Bradenton Herald reports.

SIT BACK, RELAX: Florida Gulf Coast University opens an on-campus day spa as a lab for students to learn the profession, the Fort Myers News-Press reports.

SAVE OUR SCHOOL: The Indian River School Board unanimously rejects a proposal to close a small elementary school, the Vero Beach Press-Journal reports. • The Brevard School Board prepares to shutter an elementary school in Titusville, Florida Today reports. • The Seminole School Board puts a freeze on choice transfers, signaling possible school closures for 2012-13, the Orlando Sentinel reports. 

TEACHER PAY: Occupy Daytona shows up at a Volusia School Board meeting to support raises for teachers, the Daytona Beach News-Journal reports.

A YEAR LATER: Bay County reflects on the fatal shooting that took place at its School Board meeting a year ago, the Panama City News-Herald reports.

INFLUENCE DIVIDED: The Orange School Board adopts a political district boundary map that does not include any districts with a Hispanic majority, the Orlando Sentinel reports. 

NOT .XXX: The University of Florida buys up school name-related websites ending in .xxx to keep its image from being tarnished by pornographic sites, the Gainesville Sun reports.

[Last modified: Wednesday, December 14, 2011 6:08am]

    

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