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Florida education news: Race to the Top, classroom on wheels, declining dropped classes and more



Just_say_no UNIONS BALK: The Florida Education Association and many of its locals reject the state's effort to Race to the Top. Meanwhile, several local districts are opting in to the grant proposal, the Stuart News reports.

SHORT TIMER? One of Hernando's seven superintendent finalists is looking to bounce back after just 10 months on her most recent job.

GRADUATION: Three students become the first graduates of Mavericks in Education in Pinellas.

SUE THE BOARD: A Manatee father is suing the school district for negligence after his son was stabbed stepping off a school bus, the Bradenton Herald reports.

INDICTED: Former Broward School Board member Beverly Gallagher is indicted on federal corruption charges stemming from her time on the board, the Sun-Sentinel reports.

WHEN PARENTS CAN'T COME: A rural Collier school brings a classroom on wheels to parents to allow them to participate better, the Naples Daily News reports.

KICKED OUT: A Marion preschool is dumped from Florida's Voluntary Pre-K program over concerns that the management is operating fraudulently, the Ocala Star-Banner reports.

PRINCIPAL ARRESTED: A Polk elementary principal is out of a job after being arrested on charges of sexual assault on a minor under age 12 (not a student), the Lakeland Ledger reports.

FIRE HIM: Palm Beach parents call for the ouster of the district's new chief academic officer, the Palm Beach Post reports.

FEWER DROPPED CLASSES: UF sees a decline in the number of dropped classes as Bright Futures recipients now have to repay the university for them, the Gainesville Sun reports.

[Last modified: Tuesday, May 25, 2010 10:45am]


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