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Florida education news: USF-Poly saga, rejected charters, new chairwoman in Hernando, and more



GENSHAFT ON MESSAGE: As University of Florida president Bernie Machen joins the University of South Florida-Polytechnic saga, USF president Judy Genshaft remains resolute in her belief that the new school should stay part of the branch campus system.

CHARTER REJECTION: The Pasco School Board upholds staff recommendations to reject four charter school applications but members say the application process should probably be tweaked.
SHOWN THE MONEY: Land O’Lakes High teacher Kelly Rodgers wins $500 as Teacher of the Month for Wesley Chapel Toyota and Clear Channel Communications' "I Love My Teacher" contest.
HER TURN IN HERNANDO: Cynthia Moore, an outspoken former teacher, takes the Hernando School Board’s gavel.
FAMU BAND SILENCED: Florida A&M University’s Marching 100 band is shut down until investigators find out more about how one of its members died after a football game, the Associated Press reports.
OUTTA HERE: Nearly half of all Lee County teachers leave their jobs within five years, costing the district millions in retraining costs, the Naples Daily News reports.
CHARTER APPEAL: Orange County is the fourth Florida school district to face an appeal from Charter Schools USA after rejecting one of its school applications, the Orlando Sentinel reports.

[Last modified: Wednesday, November 23, 2011 7:09am]


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