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Florida education news: Turnaround students, superintendent search, coaching ban and more

psc_turnround050312_220878c.jpegTURNAROUND: Pasco County schools recognize students who overcame obstacles to find academic and social success. (Times photo, Douglas Clifford) 

SEEKING A SUPERINTENDENT: Members of the public offer Pinellas School Board members insights into the type of district leader they'd like to see.

REORGANIZATION: The Hernando School Board gives superintendent Bryan Blavatt permission to reshape his administration after his fourth request. 

BANNED: A Hernando K-8 school teacher is banned from coaching for five years amid accusations that she had sexually explicit conversations with students.

CHOPPING BLOCK: Lee schools will eliminate 50 positions, none in teaching, to make ends meet, the Naples Daily News reports. • The Collier school district lists its proposed job cuts for the coming year, the Naples Daily News reports.

LABOR NEWS: The Martin School Board offers few compromises in settling the district's teacher contract, the Stuart News reports.

REPRIEVE: A popular Palm Beach band teacher sees his career last another day as the School Board delays action on his proposed firing, the Palm Beach Post reports.

NEW ATTITUDE: With a change in leadership of the Osceola School Board, some wonder whether the district administation and board might get along better, the Orlando Sentinel reports.

NO CHARGES: The incumbent Santa Rosa superintendent of schools won't face criminal charges based on allegations by his opponent, the Pensacola News-Journal reports.

[Last modified: Thursday, May 3, 2012 6:16am]


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