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Florida education news: Music education, school start dates, bullying teacher and more



music.jpgBEAUTIFUL MUSIC: Spouses Robin and Chris Benoit teach Largo students all about music

EARLY START: Hillsborough school leaders consider an early August start of classes to solve some calendar concerns.

SURPRISE: Clay superintendent Ben Wortham is taken aback by his School Board's rejection of a new teacher contract, the Florida Times-Union reports.

DUMP THE BOARD: A grand jury finds the Broward School Board so filled with corruption that it says it would get rid of the board if it could, the Miami Herald reports.

MEAN TEACHER: A Naples student says her teacher bullied her over her refusal to dissect a frog, the Naples Daily News reports.

A LOT OF OVERTIME: Palm Beach school bus drivers and custodians pull down more than $6 million in overtime pay, WPTV reports.

LAWSUIT WORRIES: The Palm Beach School Board cuts a deal to let superintendent Art Johnson resign to avoid a lawsuit if it fired him, the Palm Beach Post reports.

Visit the Gradebook at noon for an interview with Loretta Costin, Florida chancellor of career and adult education. 

[Last modified: Friday, February 18, 2011 10:15pm]


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