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Education news and notes from Tampa Bay and Florida

Florida education news: Superintendent search, boo-hoo breakfast, Facebook dispute and more



ntp_gaither082611_188169c.jpegPROJECTS IN DOUBT: Gaither High School gets a facelift, but future Hillsborough school construction projects might not take place if revenue doesn't increase. (Times photo, Skip O'Rourke)

START THE SEARCH: The Pinellas School Board begins looking for a new superintendent.

STILL IN SHOCK: A beloved Pasco County teacher and coach dies after collapsing at school.

FOLLOWING JEB'S LEAD: Transition e-mails show that former Florida governor Jeb Bush gave incoming Gov. Rick Scott plenty of advice about the state's education agenda.

BRING THEM BACK: The Hillsborough County Commission votes to restore park after-school programs for children after massive parent complaints. 

TOP OF THE CLASS: Hillsborough kindergarten parents head to boo-hoo breakfasts on the first day of classes • A Hernando media specialist decorates the library to bring books to life 

JUST LIKE TEXAS: In looking to Texas, Florida Gov. Rick Scott is headed in the wrong direction for higher education reform, Orlando Sentinel columnist Mike Thomas writes. 

BETTER LATE THAN NEVER: Two Palm Beach schools learn they earned A grades from the state after initially getting "incompletes," the Sun-Sentinel reports.

ON THE RISE: Five years of enrollment declines appear to be over for Sarasota and Manatee schools, the Herald-Tribune reports.

BACK TO WORK: The Lake school district reinstates a Mount Dora High teacher who had been suspended for comments he made on Facebook, the Orlando Sentinel reports.

MORE CHARTERS: A record number of applicants seek to open charter schools in Lee County, the Fort Myers News-Press reports.

PAYBACK: The Broward school system seeks repayment from some teachers who mistakenly were overpaid, but not from others, the Sun-Sentinel reports.

OVERENTHUSIASTIC: Jacksonville's new mayor visits several Duval schools without making appointments, to the annoyance of district officials, the Florida Times-Union reports.

[Last modified: Thursday, August 25, 2011 6:07am]


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