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Florida education news: Teacher pay, math classes, school closings and more



governor__256668a.jpegPAY PROPOSAL: Gov. Rick Scott says he will push for higher teacher salaries in the next state budget, but skeptics question his motives. (Times file photo) 

AUTOMATIC: The Pinellas school district plans to use computers to decide which math classes students should take.

DELAYED: The Brevard School Board puts off its vote on closing schools to give residents more time to discuss the possibilities, Florida Today reports.

SAFETY FUNDS: A Democratic state lawmaker files legislation to use taxes collected on guns and ammunition to pay for school security improvements, the News Service of Florida reports. • Flagler's superintendent makes plans to have deputies at all schools, the Daytona Beach News-Journal reports. • Two Palm Beach schools pay for their own police aides, the Palm Beach Post reports. • The Okaloosa County Commission approves funding for 26 added deputies, the Northwest Florida Daily News reports. • Sarasota School Board members don't agree on safety solutions, the Herald-Tribune reports.

SHAKE ON IT: Two schools sharing the same Polk County campus reach an agreement intended to end years of poor relations, the Ledger reports.

SEARCH OVER: State College of Florida trustees name the school's interim president to the position permanently, the Herald-Tribune reports.

CLINIC CHOICES: The Lee school district investigates creation of an employee health clinic, the Fort Myers News-Press reports.

DISCRIMINATION? The Indian River NAACP accuses the school district of discriminating against black men in hiring decisions, the Vero Beach Press-Journal reports.

FINALISTS: An advisory committee recommends five candidates for further consideration to become Manatee superintendent, the Bradenton Herald reports.

HIGH PRAISE: Broward's superintendent wins top marks from his School Board for turning around a district in crisis, the Sun-Sentinel reports.

MUSICAL CHAIRS: The Seminole school district makes progress on redrawing attendance zones, the Orlando Sentinel reports.

[Last modified: Wednesday, January 23, 2013 6:11am]


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