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Florida education news: Sick leave, prayer, school bus ads and more



0427680750_212442c.jpegHISTORIC: Students at Winding Waters K-8 study historical figures — and then play them in a "wax museum" lesson. (Times photo, Will Vragovic)

SHARING: Florida lawmakers unanimously approve a bill that would allow school district employees to donate their unused sick leave to any coworker they choose. More from the Stuart News.

CLOSING? Pinellas school district officials say they will aim to shut down the troubled Life Force charter school.

DEALING: Florida lawmakers near agreement on higher education funding, including tuition.

FALSE CHOICE: Florida lawmakers should not cut after-school care for thousands of students in order to cover costs of infant day care, the Times editorializes.

ANTI-BULLYING: The Collier sheriff's office teams with the school district to provide an anonymous texting service to report bullying, the Naples Daily News reports.

FOR SALE: The Florida House approves a measure to permit ads on the sides of school buses, the Fort Myers News-Press reports.

OPEN ENOUGH? The Florida Times-Union raises questions about whether the Duval School Board complied with the state's open meeting and records laws in the session where it chose to dismiss superintendent Ed Pratt-Dannals.

PRAY: A bill to allow students to offer "inspirational messages" at school is poised to win passage in the Florida Legislature, the Palm Beach Post reports.

HOMELESS: The Lake Wales charter school system struggles to craft a policy for homeless students who move and require transportation, the Ledger reports.

GOING PRIVATE: A struggling Monroe charter school turns to management firm Academica to help it get back on solid footing, the Keynoter reports.  

[Last modified: Thursday, March 1, 2012 6:43am]


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