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Florida education news: Hit man, voter registration, charter school funding and more



hitman.jpegOVER THE TOP: A Hillsborough high school social studies teacher tries to hire a hit man to kill one of his colleagues that he had been fighting with. (Image from video game)

DOUBLE DIP: Pinellas superintendent Mike Grego draws both a salary and a retirement pension from state funds.

MESS: A Pasco high school voter registration drive turns into a complicated political affair.

STUDENT REP: Hernando student delegates select a new representative to the county School Board

CHARTER FUNDING: A state task force explores ways to funnel more tax dollars to charter schools, the Orlando Sentinel reports.

STOP IT: Lawyers for Miami-Dade schools seek to end the sale and distribution of a raunchy Lil Wayne music video that features members of a district marching band, the Miami Herald reports.

BOOST: The Lee district plans to use a multimillion-dollar federal grant to help put more highly effective educators into its high schools, the Fort Myers News-Press reports. 

PAYOUT: Former Manatee superintendent Tim McGonegal walks away with thousands from unused sick and vacation days, the Bradenton Herald reports.

NOT GOOD ENOUGH: A review committee rejects six of seven Polk charter school applications, the Ledger reports.

[Last modified: Friday, September 28, 2012 6:07am]


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