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Florida education news: Marching 100, Jeb Bush, teacher retention and more



a4s_gradsthree11201_248787c.jpegNEEDS JOB: Months after graduation, New College graduate Rachel Barnard still depends on her parents' support. Third in a series. (Times photo, John Pendygraft) 

BRING BACK THE BAND: FAMU students want their Marching 100 back. The band is suspended after hazing led to the death of a member.

JEB'S VIEWS: Former Florida governor Jeb Bush talks education with WUSF-FM.

STICK AROUND: Lee schools will use $17 million to keep their best teachers in the classroom, WZVN-TV reports.

LIVE LONGER: Researchers explore the link between a person's education and longevity, the Herald-Tribune reports.

LABOR NEWS: Miami-Dade teachers approve a new contract with raises, the Miami Herald reports. • Pembroke Pines charter school teachers win raises through arbitration, the Sun-Sentinel reports.

SEEKING SUPPORT: Backers hope to win state funding for a new Innovation Hub at Florida Gulf Coast University, the Naples Daily News reports. 

ACCUSED: A Brevard drama teacher is in custody on allegations that he was "grooming" students for intimate relationships, Florida Today reports.

BRING YOUR OWN: Volusia schools explore the possibilities of allowing students to use their own technology for academic purposes, the Daytona Beach News-Journal reports.

GROUNDED: The University of Florida bars its cheerleaders from performing mid-air tosses and acrobatics, the Gainesville Sun reports.

[Last modified: Tuesday, November 20, 2012 6:35am]


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