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Florida education news: Robotics, core curriculum, sinkholes and more



hertoclego101311a_195204c.jpegMAKE IT MOVE: Challenger K-8 students join the growing robotics competition craze. (Times photo, Will Vragovic)

STANDING FIRM: Pinellas School Board members don't waver in their decision not to take a grant from the Boy Scouts even as criticism mounts. The Boy Scouts should change its policy on gays, the Times editorializes.

MINIMUM REQUIREMENTS: Palm Beach sets its pay rate, resume desires for its next superintendent, the Palm Beach Post reports. 

KINDERGARTEN CONTENT: Bay elementary schools begin rolling out the new core curriculum for its youngest students, the Panama City News Herald reports.

LABOR NEWS: Manatee's superintendent asks the teachers union to skip impasse hearings and instead let the School Board settle contract disagreements, the Bradenton Herald reports.

STEM STUDIES: Florida Gulf Coast University sees an increase in graduates with science-related degrees even as Gov. Rick Scott says Florida needs more, the Naples Daily News reports. Scott's daughter has an anthropology degree, the AP reports.

STAY SAFE: Brevard will keep a courtesy bus route for a local elementary school after a year of debate whether to cut it, Florida Today reports.

SINKING FEELING: Marion school officials worry about the potential costs associated with sinkholes that have opened on some campuses, the Ocala Star-Banner reports.

OUSTED: A small Monroe charter school dumps its principal after two months on the job, the Keynoter reports.

[Last modified: Thursday, October 13, 2011 5:50am]


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