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Florida education news: Education funding, teacher pay, service dogs and more



imgres.jpegTICK TOCK: Florida lawmakers can't agree on some key education budget issues as the 2012 legislative session winds down. 

NOT ENOUGH: Gov. Rick Scott's pledge to add $1 billion back into Florida education funding does not cover the school district budget gaps that remain, reports.

JUSTICE: The valedictorian of North Miami High continues to fight her planned deportation as an illegal immigrant, the Miami Herald reports.

NEW POSTS: Duval considers adding four new administrators as it also seeks a new superintendent, the Florida Times Union reports.

LABOR NEWS: Lee looks into using its reserves to pay teachers more next year, the Fort Myers News-Press reports.

TOO EXPENSIVE: Palm Beach district leaders balk at a proposal to put middle schools on a seven-period day as part of a class-size reduction plan, the Palm Beach Post reports.

CALM: A Palm Beach State College student wins a lawsuit with the school after being told she could not bring her service dog to classes, the Sun-Sentinel reports.

STARTING DATE: Brevard school district officials worry they will be forced to start the 2012-13 school year later than they would prefer, Florida Today reports.

NONRENEWED: An academically struggling Orlando charter school agrees to shut down at the end of the year, the Orlando Sentinel reports.

[Last modified: Monday, March 5, 2012 6:33am]


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