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Florida education news: School security, education rankings, raises and more



a4s_hillschoolcops0_255037c.jpegMORE SECURITY: Hillsborough superintendent MaryEllen Elia calls for adding resource officers permanently to all elementary schools. Board members have yet to discuss the proposal. (Times photo, Daniel Wallace) 

HOPEFULS: Twenty-eight candidates apply for Manatee's superintendency, among them interim commissioner Pam Stewart, the Bradenton Herald reports.

TOP 10: Florida is ranked No. 6 in the annual Education Week Quality Counts reports, the Associated Press and report.

INTENSE DEBATE: Discussion heats up over a proposal to increase Brevard school property taxes, Florida Today reports.

LABOR NEWS: The Palm Beach School Board approves raises for most employees, the Palm Beach Post reports.

KEEP IT LOCAL: A group of USF Lakeland students petitions to have their graduation in Lakeland, the Ledger reports.

CHANGE OF PLANS: Seminole district leaders back away from rezoning elementary schools based on equalizing student family income levels, the Orlando Sentinel reports. 

SLOWING: Florida sees a decrease in its rapid enrollment at community colleges, the Sun-Sentinel reports.

REORGANIZATION: Edison State College regroups its faculty by subject rather than by campus, the Naples Daily News reports.

[Last modified: Thursday, January 10, 2013 5:58am]


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