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Florida education news: Rick Scott vetoes, school prayer, bullying and more



imgres.jpegVETOED: Gov. Rick Scott nixes funding for a math program that has been helping Pinellas middle school students. The governor also rejects a bill that would allow UF and FSU to set unlimited tuition increases.

STALLED: Hernando teacher contract talks hit a wall over disagreement about two holidays

SPEAKING UP: A Hillsborough mom seeks to have more of a say over the services her disabled daughter receives from the school system.

TEXTBOOK TROUBLES: Pasco superintendent Heather Fiorentino causes a stir by overruling a teacher committee's recommendation for new social studies materials.

NOT A PRAYER: Hernando School Board members say they have no plans to act on a new law allowing them to set an "inspirational messages" policy.

IN THROUGH THE OUT DOOR: More USF Polytechnic employees resign.

BLOW IT UP: Some Okaloosa elementary school students conduct science experiments to celebrate the end of FCAT testing, the Northwest Florida Daily News reports.

NOT READY: Former Florida governor Jeb Bush says the U.S. education system needs improvement, the AP reports.

FAILING: Outgoing Seminole and Orange superintendents say Florida's school accountability system is destined to fall apart, the Orlando Sentinel reports.

GIVE IT BACK: Florida State College at Jacksonville students might have to repay nearly $3 million in improper federal loans, the Florida Times-Union reports.

JUST SAY NO: Ten Palm Beach high school students face expulsion after being caught in a school-based drug sting, the Palm Beach Post reports.

GETTING READY: The Palm Beach school district asks families to sign up for next year's bus routes early to avoid last minute problems, the Palm Beach Post reports.

BULLIED: A family sues the Polk school district, saying the district did nothing to prevent bullying of their child at school, the Ledger reports.

Visit the Gradebook at noon for an interview with Florida education commissioner Gerard Robinson.

[Last modified: Saturday, April 28, 2012 7:19am]


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