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Education news and notes from Tampa Bay and Florida

Florida education news: UF president selection, special education aides, school choice and more

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January

imgres.jpegOVER THE LINE? Some people question Gov. Rick Scott's role in persuading UF president Bernie Machen to stay at the school. • Overall, the governor's positions on higher education are myopic and mediocre, the Times editorializes.

LOW PAY: Hillsborough schools pay special education aides less than many other school districts.

POSSIBILITIES: Job prospects improve for some Florida college graduates.

CHOICE: It's school search time for Pinellas students. See our special section here. The district must better respond to parent desires, the Times editorializes.

SAFETY TAX: Broward lawmakers discuss a tax to pay for school resource officers and mental help assistance for students and staff, the Sun-Sentinel reports. • A Monroe school finds having an officer on campus lessens anxiety, the Miami Herald reports. • A national civil rights group criticizes the idea of adding more officers to schools, the Orlando Sentinel reports.

LAST CHANCE: Manatee Y Technological High School provides a chance for dropouts and at-risk students, the Bradenton Herald reports.

NO FREE RIDE: The Lake school district cuts funding for autistic students to be bused to an Orlando charter school, the Orlando Sentinel reports.

[Last modified: Saturday, January 12, 2013 6:41am]

    

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