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Florida education news: Struggling schools, layoffs, bullying and more



snopes.jpegSTALLED TALKS: Florida House and Senate leaders bicker over budget terms, including the amount spent on higher education.

MOVING ON: Hernando's School Board attorney gets the top legal job with the Broward school district

OK AT LAST: Florida Department of Education officials say they'll recommend Duval's plans to improve struggling schools, the Florida Times-Union reports.

LABOR NEWS: A special magistrate offers her findings on Manatee teacher contracts that had gone to impasse, the Bradenton Herald reports. • Palm Beach offers raises to teachers with 10 years or fewer experience, the Palm Beach Post reports. • More than 500 Alachua annual contract teachers get word they might not have jobs in the fall, the Gainesville Sun reports.

BUDGET CUTS: The Broward School Board considers cutting sports, field trips, teachers and other expenses as it seeks to reduce spending by $150 million, the Miami Herald reports. • The Palm Beach Sheriff's Office rejects the idea of merging with the school district police force, the Palm Beach Post reports.

TRANSFERRED: A teacher accused of bullying a student who did not want to dissect frogs is sent to a different school and assigned a mentor teacher, the Naples Daily News reports.

TERMINATION COMING? A Lee principal faces termination over a sexual harassment complaint that he says he knew nothing about, the Fort Myers News-Press reports.

MAGNET DISPUTE: Duval parents criticize district policy regarding who gets into magnet schools, the Florida Times-Union reports.

[Last modified: Tuesday, April 26, 2011 6:13am]


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