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Florida education news: School reorganization, funding, internships and more



imgres.jpegTIME TO CHANGE: Pinellas superintendent John Stewart (at left) recommends closing the district's F-rated Imagine charter school and restructuring six low performing elementary schools.

QUICK TURNAROUND: FAMU president James Ammons will leave his post immediately after his resignation.

HANDS OFF: King High teacher Jeffrey Halle Jr. is arrested on accusations that he had a sexual relationship with one of his female students

MONEY: The state of Florida's public education funding remains in flux, the Tallahassee Democrat reports.

TIGHT: Florida Gulf Coast University runs its reserves to the bare minimum, the Fort Myers News-Press reports.

UNDER INVESTIGATION: The FDLE takes up an accusation that State College of Florida president Lars Hafner forged the signature of his board chairman on a grant application, the Bradenton Herald reports.

HANDS OFF, PART II: A Palm Beach family sues the school district over a principal's alleged manhandling of a third grader, the Sun-Sentinel reports.

DENIED: A Bartow man is turned down for a teaching internship in Polk County over a sealed juvenile conviction, the Ledger reports.

BALANCED, KIND OF: The Miami-Dade school district cuts spending to balance its general operating budget, but cannot find a way to keep up with school maintenance projects, the Miami Herald reports.

[Last modified: Tuesday, July 17, 2012 6:21am]


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