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Florida education news: Great American Teach-In, school resource officers, high school sports violations and more



pasgeneral111811a_199946c.jpegTEACH-IN: The retired head of U.S. military special operations stops in for a visit with San Antonio Elementary School students as part of the annual Great American Teach-In. (Times photo, Stephen Coddington)

STILL TENSE: Sides continue to posture in USF Polytechnic's independence bid, with the campus faculty voting no confidence in their local chancellor. More from the Lakeland Ledger.

MORE CUTS LOOMING: Florida school districts including Marion project multimillion-dollar shortfalls again in 2012-13, the Ocala Star-Banner reports.

CHARTER CONCERNS: Alachua school district officials worry that outsider charter school companies might use the state's high-performing charter law to infiltrate their county, the Gainesville Sun reports.

'GIVE US TIME': Leaders of a new Collier charter school ask parents for patience as they revamp the school's administration, the Naples Daily News reports.

LESS SECURITY: Three Brevard schools lose their resource officers amid budget cuts, Florida Today reports. 

INFIGHTING: The Duval School Board spars while choosing a chairman, the Florida Times-Union reports.

LABOR NEWS: Daytona State College employees win 3.5 percent raises, the Daytona Beach News-Journal reports. • UF delays planned 3 percent raises for faculty, the Gainesville Sun reports.

PUNISH THE PARENTS: The Polk School Board pushes to hold parents more accountable for rule-breaking in high school sports, the Lakeland Ledger reports.

PRAISE, NO RAISE: UCF president John Hitt gets a glowing evaluation but his pay remains the same, the Orlando Sentinel reports.

[Last modified: Friday, November 18, 2011 6:23am]


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