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Florida education news: School uniforms, merit pay, resource officers and more



uniforms_143371a.jpgFOR THE LOVE OF KHAKI: Pinellas School Board members indicate support for mandatory student uniforms in grades K-8. (Times photo, Cherie Diez) 

TIME TO GO: Lacoochee Elementary School principal Karen Marler is permanently removed from the post after a two-week investigation into staff complaints about her leadership. 

SEEKING FLEXIBILITY: The Hillsborough School Board backs Amendment 8 to relax class size rules.

EARN IT: The Hernando School Board moves to end sibling preferences in county magnet school admissions.

BLUE RIBBON: St. Cecelia Interparochial Catholic School in Clearwater gains the national Blue Ribbon honor

TENSE TIMES: Keiser University's lawsuit against the Florida State College at Jacksonville president highlights tensions between for-profit schools and public ones, the Florida Times-Union reports.

DOWNFALL: Broward School Board member Stephanie Kraft is removed from office after her arrest on several public corruption charges, the Miami Herald reports.

'PART OF THE PROCESS': The Collier teachers union president seeks to play a role in any district move toward performance pay, the Naples Daily News reports.  

SHOW SOME PRIDE: The Florida Gulf Coast University student government offers to trade FGCU t-shirts to any students seen wearing another school's shirt on campus, the Fort Myers News-Press reports.

GET READING: Duval superintendent Ed Pratt-Dannals sets improved reading achievement as his top priority for the year, the Florida Times-Union reports.

LABOR NEWS: Martin school teachers with more than 10 years experience will get a raise, the Stuart News reports.

SAFE SCHOOLS: The Indian River school district reaches a deal to keep resource officers at its high schools and middle schools, the Vero Beach Press-Journal reports. • St. Lucie elementary schools lose their resource officers because of budget cuts, the Port St. Lucie Tribune reports.

NO MORE IMPACT FEES? The Sarasota School Board agrees to a moratorium on school impact fees, the Herald-Tribune reports.

BRAILLE LIBRARY: A blind Escambia student donates about 150 books in Braille to the district to start a library for other blind students, the Pensacola News-Journal reports.

[Last modified: Wednesday, October 6, 2010 6:03am]


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