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Florida education news: CTU strike, classroom technology, bullying and more



120831-chicago-teachers-140a.photoblog600.jpegUNRAVELED: A tentative deal to end Chicago's teacher strike fails, prompting Mayor Rahm Emanuel to say he'll sue to force teachers to return, the Chicago Tribune reports. (NBC News photo)

"FLIPPED": Many central Florida teachers create high-tech classes based on integrated technology, to mixed reviews, the Orlando Sentinel reports.

SING A SONG: Spurned by Walmart, a Broward school chorus takes its "God Bless America" performance to a more welcoming location, the Sun-Sentinel reports.

CONNECTIONS: A Naples-based software company creates system that allows schools to create real-time student updates for parents to access, the Naples Daily News reports.

PARTNERS: Polk schools look to join forces with areas businesses, the Ledger reports.

TRANSPARENCY: An audit committee seeks a law firm with no ties to the Manatee school district to determine how the district arrived at an unexpected $3.5 million deficit, the Bradenton Herald reports.

SELF DEFENSE: Alachua martial arts schools offer children lessons in defending themselves against bullies in schools and the community, the Gainesville Sun reports.

HEALTHY CHOICES: Flagler school cafeterias aim to balance nutrition with taste so students eat their lunches rather than throw them away, the Daytona Beach News-Journal reports.

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