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Florida education news: Facebook, tenure, truancy and more



facebook.jpegTO FRIEND, OR NOT TO FRIEND? Tampa area school districts struggle to find appropriate ways for students and teachers to interact on social media sites. (Times file photo)

TACKLING 'TENURE': Republican governors in many states including Florida seek to make it easier to dismiss teachers, the NY Times reports. • Florida Sen. Steve Wise filed his teacher pay bill late Monday, the Orlando Sentinel reports.   

NOT GOOD ENOUGH? Plans to improve four struggling Duval schools win local support but don't look tough enough to win state backing, the Florida Times-Union reports.

EMBATTLED PRIVATE SCHOOL: Bradenton Prep faces a growing number of lawsuits from teachers and parents, the Bradenton Herald reports. 

DISMISSED: A Naples mom no longer faces jail time for failing to get her son to school, the Naples Daily News reports.

RISING COST: The expense of new textbooks remains high for Florida schools as the state adopts new ones every year, the Fort Myers News-Press reports.

LABOR NEWS: The Palm Beach teachers union opposes a new proposal to hire adjunct teachers at $18 an hour without benefits, the Palm Beach Post reports. • Brevard school support staff leaders call the district's bonus offer insulting, Florida Today reports.

NO WAY: Monroe fires a teacher for using sexual innuendo as a way to reach students, the Keynoter reports.

[Last modified: Tuesday, February 1, 2011 6:00am]


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