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Florida education news: Arne Duncan, Best and Brightest, David Beckham and more



SPECIAL VISIT: Outgoing U.S. Education Secretary Arne Duncan will visit with families attending one of five Pinellas "failure factories."

BONUSES: Florida teacher unions continue to look into whether the state's Best and Brightest award is discriminatory, the Tallahassee Democrat reports.

CAMPAIGN FINANCE: A Sarasota School Board candidate might have violated state campaign finance rules, the Herald-Tribune reports.

SOCCER STADIUM: The Miami-Dade School Board greenlights negotiations with David Beckham to bring MLS to town, the Miami Herald reports.

CLASS SIZE: The Polk school district uses two questionable methods to comply with Florida's class size rules, the Ledger reports.

IF KIDS WERE IN CHARGE: Some Bay fifth graders take over City Hall for a day, the Panama City News Herald reports.

ARRESTED: A Palm Beach bus driver and aide are arrested on child neglect charges after leaving a disabled child alone on a bus, the Palm Beach Post reports.

LEGAL FEES: The Marion school district's in-house counsel asks for a 30 percent raise, sparking debate over his terms of employment, the Ocala Star-Banner reports.

SPENDING: Future Florida House Speaker Richard Corcoran calls for more transparency in education spending, Redefined reports.

MISSING CASH: Police are investigating reports of missing cash at some Palm Beach schools, the Sun-Sentinel reports.

SUSPENDED: A Saint Augustine High teacher is suspended amid allegations of an inappropriate relationship with a student, the St. Augustine Record reports.

[Last modified: Friday, October 23, 2015 6:55am]


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