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Education news and notes from Tampa Bay and Florida

Florida education news: Magnet schools, principal resignation, virtual charter schools and more



a4s_specialneeds110_246343d.jpegNO REPORT: Hillsborough school officials kept no written documentation of the events surrounding a girl's death that started on a school bus ride. (Photo courtesy of Trial Practices Inc.)

WHO'S IN? Hernando School Board members discuss changes to the district's magnet school rules.

RESIGNED: Zephyrhills High School principal Steve Van Gorden quits his post, apologizing for unspecified lapses in judgment. 

SENTENCED: The teen accused of killing retired Pasco Gulf High principal Ed Campbell pleads to second-degree murder and gets life in prison. 

SETTLED: The Duval school district ends its lawsuit trying to block Florida Virtual Academy from opening in the county, the News Service of Florida reports.

OPTIONS: State College of Florida trustees seek information about how to proceed with their president search, the Bradenton Herald reports.

REINSTATED: The Palm Beach school district lets nine students return to a high school band just days after saying they were ineligible, the Palm Beach Post reports.

FLUENCY: Many south Florida children attend after-school programs to make sure they don't lose their native languages as they learn in English in school, the Miami Herald reports.

[Last modified: Saturday, November 3, 2012 8:15am]


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