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Florida education news: Classroom naming rights, early school start, GEDs and more



handcuffs.jpegARRESTED: One of Pasco County's lead contract negotiators and disciplinary investigators is arrested on charges of domestic battery.

WHAT'S IN A NAME? A Boynton Beach elementary school wants to sell classroom naming rights to raise $2.3 million for educational needs, the Palm Beach Post reports.

TWO WEEKS EARLY: Immokalee Community School begins classes two weeks sooner than other Collier schools to give its mostly migrant and immigrant students an extra education boost, the Naples Daily News reports.

READY THIS TIME: After a messy start up last year, Manatee's transportation department is prepared for the start of school, the Bradenton Herald reports.

LABOR NEWS: The Broward Teachers Union calls for a financial audit after accusations of mismanagement, the Miami Herald reports. • UF proposes cutting faculty vacations by a week in exchange for a 3 percent raise, the Gainesville Sun reports.

TUNED IN, TUNED OUT? The Manatee district ends its ban on the use of laptops and portable electronic devices on school buses, the Herald-Tribune reports. 

TOUGHER REQUIREMENTS: New law makes it more difficult for Florida inmates to get a GED, the Gainesville Sun reports.

[Last modified: Tuesday, August 9, 2011 6:24am]


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