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Florida education news: Walking to school, interim superintendents, Amendment 8 and more



imgres.jpegKEEP OUT: The Brookridge subdivision in Hernando County shuts its gates on students walking to and from school. 

COPING: Counselors help students at McMullen Booth Elementary deal with the sudden, brutal death of a schoolmate.

BETTER: Interim Pinellas superintendent John Stewart improved the school district in his short tenure, the Times editorializes.

QUICK SWITCH: The Manatee School Board chooses a different new interim superintendent in the aftermath of Tim McGonegal's abrupt resignation, the Herald-Tribune reports. More from the Bradenton Herald.

FINALISTS: The Duval School Board sizes up its three remaining candidates for superintendent during personal interviews, the Florida Times-Union reports. More on the candidates here.

HEATING UP: The bishop of the Orlando diocese urges Catholics to support Amendment 8, which critics have said will open the door to religious school vouchers, the Orlando Sentinel reports.

NEW TRENDS: Broward schools see growth in areas that had been shrinking, and declines in previously booming areas, the Sun-Sentinel reports.

SAT SCORES: Florida students see slight improvement in their SAT results, but continue to lag nationally, the Miami Herald reports.

STILL FIGHTING: Lee School Board members do battle over their views of the superintendent and his handling of district busing problems, the Naples Daily News reports.

TAX PLAN: Brevard school leaders ask voters to consider a tax referendum for capital projects needs, Florida Today reports. 

LABOR NEWS: Palm Beach teachers reject the district's salary proposal, the Palm Beach Post reports.

WITHDRAWN: Two controversial charter applications for St. Johns County are pulled before the School Board can consider them, the St. Augustine Record reports.

[Last modified: Tuesday, September 25, 2012 6:28am]


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