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Florida education news: interim superintendent philosophy, spanking teacher, FAMU haze update, and more



PENNY PINCHER: Interim Pinellas superintendent John Stewart is a self-admitted budget bulldog.

BOARD LEADER: Pinellas County School Board members unanimously elect Robin Wikle to be their new chairperson.
SWATTING TEACHER: A Hernando teacher who swatted the bottoms of two students will get another chance but is leaving exceptional education.
TECH SAVVY: The robotics team at Tampa’s MiddletonHigh School is raising its profile on campus.
HAZE LITIGATION: The family of a Florida A&M University drum major who died in what authorities suspect was a hazing incident will sue the school, according to an attorney, the Associated Press reports. The band director fired after the student’s death wants his job back, the Florida Times-Union reports.
ED COMMISSIONER AS POLITICIAN?: Two legislators have filed a proposed amendment to the Florida Constitution that would return the appointed post of commissioner of education to an elected one, the Lakeland Ledger reports.

[Last modified: Saturday, November 26, 2011 8:12am]


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