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Florida education news: School board elections, teacher voting patterns, attendance zone changes and more



clwbeyond102810b_146729d.jpgFOOTBALL LIFE: Coach Bob Hudson eats, breathes and sleeps for football at East Lake High, but also for making his students the best they can be. (Times photo, DeMorris Lee) 

FIGHTING A FIRING: Pasco County school plant manager David Simpson has hired a high-profile lawyer to challenge his termination over allegations of repeated inappropriate and harassing behavior toward coworkers. 

PLAYING IT SAFE: Candidates for Hillsborough County School Board don't go for the jugular as the final week of campaigning winds down.

TOP OF THE CLASS: Springstead High opens halls to visitors for Horror HighCentral High teacher seeks growth of FFA 

ATTACKING THRASHER: A Duval School Board member forms a PAC to oppose the reelection of state Sen. John Thrasher, the force behind SB 6, the Florida Times-Union reports.

NEW LEADER: Doug Whittaker becomes Charlotte County's new schools superintendent, the Herald-Tribune reports.

TEACHER POWER? Despite touting their clout as a group, three of four Palm Beach teachers did not vote in primary elections, the Palm Beach Post reports.

MIXED REVIEWS: Okaloosa parents debate plans to send their children to different schools, the Northwest Florida Daily News reports. 

MOLDY SCHOOL: Marion officials battle mold in a brand new elementary school, the Ocala Star-Banner reports.

HELPING HAND: Community volunteers and partners bridge funding gaps in Polk County schools with their time and donations, the Lakeland Ledger reports.

NO SALE: Florida Keys Community College can't find a buyer for its bonds that would have paid for a new dorm, the Keynoter reports.

[Last modified: Thursday, October 28, 2010 6:07am]


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