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Florida education news: Armed officers, rats, trust and more



BE AFRAID: A consultant tells the Hillsborough School Board to place armed guards at every elementary school to deal with potential future safety threats. • Monroe deputies train with a mock school shooting, the Keynoter reports.

RATS: Plant City High closes its kitchen to get rid of rodents.

NEW DIRECTION: Connerton Elementary School's interim principal plans to focus on restoring trust and building relationships with faculty and staff.

CLOSER LOOK: Gov. Rick Scott calls for an investigation into a controversial classroom lesson at Florida Atlantic University.

JOB CUTS: The Manatee school district plans to eliminate 188 positions, the Bradenton Herald reports.

TIME: The Canaveral Port Authority board wants to properly vet a proposal to help keep three Brevard schools open, but the longer it takes, the less likely the school district can accept, Florida Today reports.

ACCOUNTABILITY FIRST: Florida lawmakers are skeptical of Gov. Rick Scott's push to drop enrollment limits for charter schools, the Palm Beach Post reports.

APPLICATION REQUIRED: Students will have to apply to attend Lake Wales High charter school rather than being automatically assigned there, the Winter Haven News Chief reports.

SHARE THE SPACE: Florida lawmakers propose encouraging schools to open their fields for public use, the Panama City News Herald reports.

[Last modified: Wednesday, March 27, 2013 6:13am]


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