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Florida education news: School security, university tuition, career education and more



school-board-considers-funding-for-more-resource-officers-1.jpegTHINK ABOUT IT: The Pasco School Board plans a discussion on school security, with limited appetite to place officers at elementary schools. • The Hillsborough School Board should not rubber stamp superintendent MaryEllen Elia's call for armed officers at every elementary school, the Times editorializes. • The Okaloosa School Board considers funding more officers in schools, the Northwest Florida Daily News reports.

REMAKE: Gov. Rick Scott appoints five new members to the state university system Board of Governors who share his views on keeping tuition low. 

STACKED DECK? Thirty-four apply to become Hernando superintendent, but the likely candidates are already in-house.

TECHNICAL EDUCATION: Pinellas and Pasco school and civic leaders head to Germany to learn about apprenticeship programs for students. • Hernando schools roll out vocational courses for adults.

FIGHTING BACK: The demoted principal of Hillsborough Rodgers Middle School challenges his discipline related to the death of a student with special needs.

TOP 10: Florida receives another top 10 ranking in the annual Education Week Quality Counts report, the Miami Herald reports.

COOKING THE BOOKS: Some Broward students learn about math through baking bread, the Sun-Sentinel reports.

CHALLENGE: Florida State College at Jacksonville is fighting federal audit findings that the school inappropriately assigned students to majors, the Florida Times-Union reports.

ACCESS SUCCESS: A national advocacy group rates Lee County tops in Florida for access to charter schools, the Fort Myers News-Press reports.

SOS: Brevard residents organize to stop the district from closing their schools and stage a protest, Florida Today reports.

OVERSIGHT: Palm Beach officials look to better control how charter schools collect and record attendance and enrollment data, the Palm Beach Post reports.

[Last modified: Friday, January 11, 2013 6:20am]


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