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Florida education news: Military academy, school choice, tax referendum and more



a4s_colonel010513_254515c.jpegSHUT IT DOWN: The state has asked a judge to shut down a Port St. Lucie academy that has been shown to hurt children. (Times photo, Kathleen Flynn) 

GONE: Hernando's chief financial officer resigns amid concerns over her raunchy personal blog that she updated during work hours. 

ACT SOON: The deadline for Pinellas school choice applications is fast approaching.

SCHOOL SECURITY: Placing armed officers at schools is not a long-term solution to gun violence, the Times editorializes. • Duval current and former educators offer their views on keeping schools safe to the Florida Times-Union.

DELAY: St. Lucie district officials postpone a decision on whether to hold a spring tax referendum, the St. Lucie Tribune reports.

SPECIAL THANKS: A Broward fifth grade teacher receives a big thank you from a former student in his published autobiography, the Sun-Sentinel reports.

'SCOHOL' ZONE AHEAD: Florida Department of Transportation workers fix a mispelled school zone road warning as soon as weather permits, the Ledger reports. 

THEY ASKED: The Seminole school district receives more than 150 suggestions from the public on how to rezone elementary school boundaries, the Orlando Sentinel reports.

[Last modified: Saturday, January 5, 2013 7:51am]


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