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Education news and notes from Tampa Bay and Florida

Florida education news: School board endorsements, Facebook comments, impact fees and more

ONE MORE TRY: The Hillsborough Classroom Teachers Association asks School Board candidates to come for a second round of interviews amid allegations that its endorsement process might be tainted.

UPHELD: An appeals court sides with the Miami-Dade school district over the State Board of Education on the authority to close a poor performing charter school, the Miami Herald reports.

SOCIAL MEDIA: The Manatee school district reviews its policy for employee online conduct as a teacher is called into question for derogatory comments she made on Facebook about a student, the Bradenton Herald reports. • The Palm Beach school district prepares to launch its own online presence on Facebook and Twitter, the Sun-Sentinel reports.

FRAUD: Dozens of people are arrested and accused of stealing thousands of dollars in counterfeit Lee County school district payroll checks, the Naples Daily News reports. More from the Fort Myers News-Press.

FEE FIGHT: Palm Beach county and school district officials battle over whether the district still needs impact fees, the Palm Beach Post reports.

WHO'S ON BOARD? Gov. Rick Scott begins interviewing candidates for the Florida Polytechnic University board of trustees, the Ledger reports.

HERE TO HELP: Outgoing Monroe acting superintendent Jesus Jara says he'll help in the transition to new district leadership rather than overstay his welcome, the Keynoter reports.

MORE BAD NEWS: Three new audits show additional financial problems at Florida A&M University, the Orlando Sentinel reports.

TRASHED: Volunteers at a Miami-Dade high school find student records in a dumpster, the Miami Herald reports.

[Last modified: Friday, July 6, 2012 6:06am]


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