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Florida education news: Magnet schools, bullies, contract negotiations and more



psc_pasart110311a_197806c.jpegSOMETHING NEW: Pasco's Pine View Elementary School looks forward to a new look for its art room after winning a $25,000 makeover. (Times photo, Stephen Coddington) 

MAGNET LOTTERIES: The Hernando School Board changes its rules for magnet school admission. • Palm Beach schools also consider altering their magnet policies, the Palm Beach Post reports.

TOP OF THE CLASS: Deltona Elementary students get tips on handling bullies • Turkey Creek Middle students learn berry farming 

MIXED BAG: The education consultant recently hired by Duval schools has a middling record of school improvement, the Florida Times-Union reports.

ABOUT MY DEGREE: Edison State College students worry that the value of their degrees is at risk as school leaders fight, the Naples Daily News reports.

CLOSER LOOK: Palm Beach moves to turn its audit department into an internal affairs investigator, the Palm Beach Post reports.

LABOR NEWS: Brevard and its employee unions declare impasse over contract negotiations, Florida Today reports.

[Last modified: Thursday, November 3, 2011 5:57am]


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