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Florida education news: Teacher appreciation, charter school policy, class size and more



b4s_freelunch122812_253542c.jpegMORE THAN A FREE LUNCH: Tampa area teachers appreciate the sentiment behind Tijuana Flats' Teacher Hero Day. (Times photo, James Borchuck)

BACK OFF: Hillsborough school district lawyers move for dismissal of a lawsuit alleging discrimination in the death of a special education student after a school bus ride.

CALMING PRESENCE: South Florida black educators seek ways to ensure that ethnic and racial tensions don't lead to school violence, the Sun-Sentinel reports.

NO ASSUMPTIONS: Duval superintendent Nikolai Vitti says charter school policy should be based on data and not ideology, the Florida Times-Union reports.

MISSED IT: Marion schools failed to meet Florida's class size mandate, the Ocala Star-Banner reports. • Alachua schools also did not comply with the mandate, the Gainesville Sun reports.

DIY: The Seminole school district offers residents a chance to try their hand at drawing new attendance boundaries with online software, the Orlando Sentinel reports.

FULL TIME PATROL: The Gainesville Police Department commits to adding an officer at 12 elementary schools in the city limits after winter break, the Gainesville Sun reports.

[Last modified: Friday, December 28, 2012 6:21am]


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