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Florida education news: Veterans Day, school dress code, corporate sponsors and more



tbd_pope111110_149102c.jpgREMEMBER: Students at Hillsborough's Mulrennan Middle School honor military veterans and the teacher who taught them to be patriotic. (Times photo, Skip O'Rourke) 

WHAT'S APPROPRIATE? Newly elected Pasco School Board member Alison Crumbley suggests clarifying the district's dress code after a recent backpack dispute.

PORN CHARGES: A Brandon High guidance counselor is arrested on charges of child pornography possession.

TOP OF THE CLASS: Spot the Watt urges Hernando schools to get creative with conservationUniversity of Tampa art therapy students work with disabled youth 

PARENTS MATTER: The Hernando School Board is right to keep its requirement that magnet school parents volunteer in the schools, the Times editorializes.

NEVER MIND: Keiser University drops its lawsuit against Florida State College at Jacksonville, the Florida Times-Union reports.

WHO DID IT? Law enforcement checks the digital record to try to determine who sent a threat that caused the Broward school district to have a daylong lockdown, the Sun-Sentinel reports. 

A LITTLE HELP: The St. Lucie school district considers seeking a corporate sponsor to help with finances, the Port St. Lucie Tribune reports.

UNDER INVESTIGATION: A Palm Beach music teacher accused of misusing student funds now faces firing and the scrutiny of prosecutors, the Palm Beach Post reports. He had been recommended for a 7-day suspension.

OPEN FOR BUSINESS: Two Flagler high schools teach entrepreneurial teens how to run businesses on campus, the Daytona Beach News-Journal reports.

LABOR NEWS: The Bay School Board approves teacher and support employee contracts, the Panama City News Herald reports.

Don't forget. No classes today in Hernando, Hillsborough and Pasco schools in honor of Veterans Day.

[Last modified: Thursday, November 11, 2010 6:27am]


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