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Florida education news: Budget vetoes, teacher layoffs, STEM lessons and more

GOBBLE, GOBBLE: Gov. Rick Scott faces pressure over what to leave in the state budget and what to veto. More from State Impact Florida.

WHO KNEW? A family sues the Broward school district claiming that school officials ignored information that a teacher was having sex with one of her 13-year-old students, the Sun-Sentinel reports.

EARN IT: Duval's superintendent proposes ending the district's grade recovery program, suggesting the courses aren't rigorous enough, the Florida Times-Union reports.

LABOR NEWS: For just the second time in half a century, the United Teachers of Dade swears in a new president, the Miami Herald reports. • Escambia considers increasing substitute teacher pay, the Pensacola News-Journal reports.

LAYOFFS: Manatee teachers and staff get a robocall at home alerting them that layoffs are coming soon, the Bradenton Herald reports. More from the Herald-Tribune.

AT ODDS: A majority of the Palm Beach School Board spar with their superintendent and one fellow member over a program they never agreed upon, the Palm Beach Post reports.

GO DIRECTLY TO JAIL: A former Marion school finance employee is convicted on fraud charges for stealing more than $15,000 from the district, the Ocala Star-Banner reports.

STEM LESSONS: A Lee middle school adds Microsoft certification training to its course offerings, the Fort Myers News-Press reports. • A Sarasota middle school teaches students how to build and break down robots, the Herald-Tribune reports.

[Last modified: Friday, May 17, 2013 6:28am]


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