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Florida education news: Student forum, school grades, vocational education and more



b2s_studentforumjum_211369c.jpegLOTS OF QUESTIONS: Hillsborough high school student leaders pepper their School Board members with concerns and queries during their annual forum. (Times photo, Lara Cerri)

DUMB KID: A 15-year-old Wesley Chapel High student is arrested on charges of leaving a homemade acid bomb on campus.

IN MEMORIAM: Oakstead Elementary students raise more than $11,000 for cancer in honor of a classmate who died from brain cancer.

MORE F'S: South Florida educators raise concerns that the state's proposed new school grading system would have devastating effects on the public schools, the Miami Herald reports.

TRANSPORTATION TRANSFORMATION: Broward will turn an unused $20 million bus compound into a vocational education center, the Sun-Sentinel reports. 

INTERNAL STRIFE: A Lee School Board member accuses the district's superintendent of making financial decisions without board approval, sparking debate among her colleagues, the Naples Daily News reports. More from the Fort Myers News-Press.

ON THE BLOCK: Duval leaders consider closing a troubled pilot program for overage students, the Florida Times-Union reports.

TOO TRUANT: A Clermont mom faces jail time for allowing her daughter to miss two years of school, reports.

SUPER SEARCH: Seminole narrows its candidate field for superintendent to eleven, the Orlando Sentinel reports.

[Last modified: Wednesday, February 22, 2012 6:03am]


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