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Education news and notes from Tampa Bay and Florida

Florida education news: over-age students, Jeb Bush education plans, teacher union busting efforts and more



the_times-union.jpegOVER AGE: The Duval school district plans a new program to help students who are two or more years behind in school, the Florida Times-Union reports. (Photo from Florida Times-Union)

PURE JEB: Florida Gov. Rick Scott's approach to education issues picks up where Jeb Bush left off — including with Bush's people, Florida Trend reports.

TOO QUICK: A new report says Broward schools call the cops too quickly in dealing with student discipline, the Sun-Sentinel reports.

ZOOMING: The Florida Legislature has placed its new "teacher quality" bill on the fast track, the Orlando Sentinel reports. More from the Daytona Beach News-Journal.

UNION BUSTING? Florida lawmakers file bills that would make it tougher for workers to organize, the Fort Myers News-Press reports.

SETTLED: The Manatee School Board puts an end to a 3-year old lawsuit with the family of a student with disabilities, the Bradenton Herald reports.

ATTENDANCE ISSUES: The Collier school district re-examines its attendance policy, the Naples Daily News reports.

NO SECOND CHANCES: Sarasota schools would ban substitute teachers who receive a single performance complaint, the Herald-Tribune reports.

LABOR NEWS: Brevard teachers approve a bonus offer, Florida Today reports. • Escambia and Santa Rosa teachers rally to criticize looming budget cuts, the Pensacola News-Journal reports.


[Last modified: Tuesday, March 1, 2011 11:50am]


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