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Florida education news: Summer school, charter schools, after-school activities and more



url.jpegSUMMERTIME BLUES: Pinellas superintendent Mike Grego proposes a new summer school program targeting as many as 12,000 struggling students. Costs could prove a hurdle. It's a "welcome innovation," the Times editorializes. (Times file photo)

ANOTHER LAWSUIT: A Tampa family sues the Hillsborough school district alleging improper supervision of their child with special needs.

ARE YOU READY? A selection committee asks candidates for Manatee superintendent some tough questions, the Herald-Tribune reports. More from the Bradenton Herald.

MONEY LOSER: Broward officials look into whether they are charging charter schools enough for bus transportation to cover the costs, the Miami Herald reports.

SHUTTING DOWN: The Broward district will close two schools for students with special needs because of low enrollment, the Sun-Sentinel reports.

PARENT PAC: Some Brevard parents put their School Board members on notice that their votes on proposed school closings will have political implications, Florida Today reports.

LET THEM IN: A Palm Beach School Board member proposes allowing students to participate in extracurricular activities (except sports) at any school, the Palm Beach Post reports.

SAVINGS: The Volusia school district expects to save $5 million by outsourcing custodial services, the Daytona Beach News-Journal reports.

ARRESTED: A Lakeland man is arrested after attacking the principal of an elementary school inside the school, the Ledger reports. 

SUSPENDED: A UCF fraternity is suspended amid hazing allegations, the Orlando Sentinel reports.

GROWING UP: Fourth and fifth graders at a Leon elementary school learn how to be gentlemen, the Tallahassee Democrat reports.

ON THEIR SIDE: Gov. Rick Scott reiterates his support for funding to push the University of Florida toward a top 10 ranking, the Gainesville Sun reports.

[Last modified: Tuesday, February 12, 2013 6:15am]


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