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Florida education news: Robinson resigns, new Republicans, superintendent search and more

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a4s_edcommish080112_233100c.jpegONE AND DONE: Florida education commissioner Gerard Robinson resigns after a rocky year on the job, citing his long distance family situation as the driving reason.

PARTY HOPPING: Hundreds of Pasco County voters re-register as Republicans to cast ballots in the closed superintendent race.

STICK TO IT: The Pinellas School Board will follow its superintendent search process to the bitter end despite its lack of enthusiasm with the candidates.

COOL IT: The Hillsborough School Board calls for the state to stop changing its annual testing system

MOVING ON: A Pinellas charter school tries to break away from the for-profit organization that started it

BUDGET CUTS: The Pasco School Board adopts a lower property tax as it continues to cut expenses.

SCHOOL SHIFTS: Polk's superintendent defends her decision to shuffle several principals and assistant principals over the summer, the Ledger reports.

ARRESTED: A former Brevard teacher faces several charges of having sex with a student, Florida Today reports.

FIRST TIME: The new Florida Polytechnic University board of trustees prepares its debut meeting, the Ledger reports.

OLD AND CREAKY: Miami-Dade officials ponder a $1.2 billion bond referendum to pay for school renovation needs, the Miami Herald reports.

NOTHING EXTRA: The Monroe School Board refuses to offer its new superintendent bonus pay for strong performance, the Keynoter reports. 

SURPRISE: The Seminole School Board looks to lessen its budget cuts after learning it had saved an additional $5 million last year, the Orlando Sentinel reports.

CLOSING TIME: The Alachua school district moves to close a failing charter school, the Gainesville Sun reports.

[Last modified: Wednesday, August 1, 2012 6:43am]

    

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