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Florida education news: Great Depression, university funding, school closures and more



depression_250785a.jpegHISTORY LESSON: Walden School students learn about the Great Depression from some of the survivors. (Times photo, Scott Keeler)

FUNDING FIGHT: Florida university leaders launch a campaign to push for more money for their schools.

NO SURPRISES: Pasco superintendent Kurt Browning continues to reorganize the district.

HAZMAT: A Seminole High chemistry lesson ends up in a full school lockdown.

HIGH TECH: Eckerd College opens its new eco-friendly science center.

STILL UNHAPPY: Alachua teachers express displeasure with the release of new evaluations that count student test results, the Gainesville Sun reports.

BUDGET WOES: Manatee's interim superintendent discovers another $7 million in unbudgeted expenses within the district, the Bradenton Herald reports.

TRADEOFF: Brevard school district officials propose closing two different schools than the ones initially recommended as parents complain, Florida Today reports.

LABOR NEWS: Broward teachers get their first raise in four years, the Sun-Sentinel reports. • Indian River support staff and bus drivers will pay more for insurance benefits, the Vero Beach Press-Journal reports.

RESIGNATION: Broward's chief of facilities quits under pressure amid departmental problems, the Sun-Sentinel reports.

MILLION-DOLLAR MISTAKE: Florida State College at Jacksonville could lose millions in financial aid awards because of a program that changed student majors without permission, the Florida Times-Union reports. • The college offers its interim presidency to former state chancellor Willis Holcombe, the Florida Times-Union reports.

CHARTER BOOM: The Duval School Board approves 12 new charter schools, the Florida Times-Union reports.

PRICEY PLANS: Lee school district officials worry about the costs associated with moving to more digital education options, the Naples Daily News reports. • Flagler officials struggle to have their schools meet class size rules, the Daytona Beach News-Journal reports.

[Last modified: Wednesday, December 5, 2012 6:19am]


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