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Florida education news: Fraternity hazing, language immersion, school travel and more



shield.gifSUSPENDED: The University of South Florida suspends the Omega Psi Phi fraternity over hazing allegations

FAMILY TIES: Pinellas teacher Jason Pafundi keeps his job despite reports of poor performance. A former superintendent says Pafundi stays because he has powerful allies on the inside.

RATIFIED: Hillsborough teachers overwhelmingly approve a new contract that includes big changes to the way they are evaluated and paid.

ILL ADVISED? At least one Polk school district official is unhappy with a charter school's plan for a pricey out-of-town staff retreat while the rest of the district skimps on travel, the Lakeland Ledger reports. (BTW, the school is operated by state lawmaker Seth McKeel.)

ALL NEW: The forclosed Bradenton Prep morphs into the Prep Learning Academy, with several concerns remaining, WTSP-TV reports. More from the Bradenton Herald.

WELCOME BACK: Broward schools continue to rehire laid off teachers with new stimulus funds, the Miami Herald reports. More from the Sun-Sentinel.

FULL IMMERSION: Miami-Dade grows its programs where students learn their entire curriculum in a foreign language, the Miami Herald reports.

BLOOD BATTLE: Two Orlando blood banks seek exclusive access to high schools in Orange County, the Orlando Sentinel reports.

STILL SHRINKING: Enrollment in Volusia schools drops for the fourth straight year, the Daytona Beach News-Journal reports.

ALL THE RAGE: University of Florida students join the textbook renting craze, the Gainesville Sun reports.

[Last modified: Tuesday, August 31, 2010 5:55am]


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