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Florida education news: Teacher tenure, school taxes, refugees and more



Lawsuit-cash-advance-gavel-money LAWSUIT COMING: The family of a girl killed while running to her bus stop signals its intent to sue the Pinellas school system, which is looking into the way it designs bus routes.

WISH LIST: The Florida Council of 100 calls for changes in teacher tenure, Bright Futures scholarships and several other aspects of public education.

HELP WANTED: Collier looks for community members to work on making its strategic plan a reality, the Naples Daily News reports.

LABOR NEWS: A federal mediator brokers a contract deal for Clay teachers, the Florida Times-Union reports.

TOUGH TO TAX: Opposition mounts for a new property tax that would support school spending in Sarasota, the Herald-Tribune reports.

ALL GONE: Three educators recruited to help run Palm Beach's now-dismantled curriculum overhaul have resigned, the Palm Beach Post reports.

COMPROMISE: Marion doesn't change new school zones but will let parents keep their kids in their current schools so long as they provide transportation, the Ocala Star-Banner reports.

GETTING READY: Miami-Dade and Broward schools prepare for an influx of Haitian earthquake refugees, the Miami Herald reports.

EXTRA ASSISTANCE: Bay teachers and counselors get training on how to better help children struggling with their parents being deployed in the military, the Panama City News Herald reports. 

[Last modified: Tuesday, May 25, 2010 10:47am]


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