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Florida education news: Home schooling, parent involvement, teacher raises and more

b4s_usfpoly050812_221455d.jpegSWAN SONG: Sen. Paula Dockery blasts the politics that led to the end of USF Polytechnic as she speaks at the school's commencement ceremony. (Ledger photo) 

DUMB PRANK: Three students are arrested for vandalizing Tarpon Springs High.

WHERE DID THEY GO? The Palm Beach school district considers using a student tracker program to see where graduates landed, the Sun-Sentinel reports.

NOT INTERESTED: A major investor scales back its interest in purchasing downtown property from the Miami-Dade school district, the Miami Herald reports.

PARENT INVOLVEMENT: The Lee school district looks to parents to help improve student performance, the Fort Myers News-Press reports.

SAVING SPACE: The Manatee school district considers consolidating office space and selling off the excess, the Bradenton Herald reports.

BRING IT BACK: Parents ask the Okaloosa school district to reinstate its Blended School for home-school students, the Northwest Florida Daily News reports.

DISTRUST: A Polk School Board member says he doesn't trust the district superintendent's dealings with two schools looking to go charter, the Ledger reports.

MORE MONEY: A Monroe School Board member faces much opposition as he seeks to ask voters to approve new taxes for school district operations, the Keynoter reports.

ANGRY NEIGHBORS: A proposal to rezone an Orange elementary school causes a community rift, the Orlando Sentinel reports.

INEFFICIENT: UF considers closing its journalism and music libraries amid budget cuts, the Gainesville Sun reports.

LABOR NEWS: Sarasota teachers win a 2.2 percent salary bonus, the Herald-Tribune reports. • The Brevard School Board decides to give raises to some but not all teachersFlorida Today reports. • The Marion School Board ends impasse with its teachers by approving a contract that includes raises for some, the Ocala Star-Banner reports.

[Last modified: Tuesday, May 8, 2012 6:08am]


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