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Florida education news: Pot brownies, compromised computers, Fox News and more



imgres-1.jpegBAKE SALE: Two Wharton High students are arrested for bringing pot brownies to school. (Times file photo)

HACKED: Sensitive personal information for students, employees and Bright Futures candidates who never attended Northwest Florida State College is stolen from the school's computers.

HOT BUTTON: Pasco School Board members feel a backlash as talk radio and Fox News keep alive a story of how Democrats made partisan speeches in a high school but Republicans were rebuffed.

RUNOFF: Candidates Gus Guadagnino and Robert Neuhausen seek election to the Hernando School Board. The Times recommends Neuhausen.

HANDS OFF: A Hillsborough temporary teacher is arrested on accusations that she abused a student with autism.

DON'T BREAK ANYTHING: The Florida Board of Education requests almost no money for school capital projects, the Florida Times-Union reports.

OVERSIGHT: Miami-Dade district leaders create a committee to keep tabs on how a $1.2 billion construction bond is spent if voters approve the measure, the Miami Herald reports.

SKILL DRILLS: Some Lee high school teachers immerse themselves in the workplace to learn job skills that they will teach to students, the Fort Myers News-Press reports.

NO CHANGES: The Brevard School Board decides not to stop giving school choice preference to siblings, Florida Today reports.

LABOR NEWS: A day of negotiations ends with no agreements for Palm Beach teachers, the Palm Beach Post reports.

RETIRING: Polk superintenent Sherrie Nickell will retire in June when her contract expires, the Ledger reports.

[Last modified: Thursday, October 11, 2012 6:25am]


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