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Education news and notes from Tampa Bay and Florida

Florida education news: Civics, amendments, speeches and more

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her_tocfree100412a_242451c.jpegFREEDOM LESSONS: Students at Hernando's Powell Middle School celebrate civics and the Constitution. (Photo special to the Times)

SETTLED: A former USF Polytechnic administrator wins a settlement after claiming his firing was "political." 

THIS IS A TEST: A supporter of Hillsborough School Board member Carol Kurdell sends electronic donations to two opponents to see whether they'd accept it.

STAY OUT: The Pasco School Board made a wise move in keeping partisan speech out of schools, the Times editorializes.

ON THE AMENDMENTS: Amendment 8 on the Florida ballot draws voucher opponents into a debate that religious groups say isn't about them, the Orlando Sentinel reports. • Palm Beach school district leaders weigh opposition to Amendments 3 and 4, the Sun-Sentinel reports.

WRONG WAY: Former governor and senator Bob Graham argues that Florida is hurting itself by insufficiently funding public education, the Palm Beach Post reports.

HARD WORK: Manatee schools have begun moving toward tougher national curriculum standards, the Herald-Tribune reports.

TAKE A HIKE: About 40 Brevard schools participate in Walk To School Day, Florida Today reports.

COME TOGETHER: The principals of two Polk schools sharing a campus sign an agreement on how they'll run their schools, the Ledger reports.

[Last modified: Thursday, October 4, 2012 6:22am]

    

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