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Florida education news: Bus rides, teacher discipline, recruiting violations and more



BUSING WOES: A Hernando kindergartner gets off his school bus at the wrong stop, prompting an investigation. • Several Manatee elementary students were left stranded after their school bus passes them by, the driver saying it was too crowded, WWSB reports.

BACK ON TRACK: Hernando's new aviation course debuts as hoped after enrollment rises.

ETHICAL LAPSE: Hernando School Board member John Sweeney doesn't deserve reelection after his effort to influence his son's grades, the Times editorializes. 

STUDENT RIGHTS: The ACLU asks a judge to force the Lake School Board to allow a middle school student to create a gay-straight alliance, My News 13 reports.

TEACHER DISCIPLINE: Judges find that the Broward school district repeatedly dismisses teachers improperly, the Sun-Sentinel reports.

TESTING: A Palm Beach teacher loses her state certification after helping students cheat on the FCAT, the Sun-Sentinel reports.

ATHLETIC TRANSFERS: Escambia High School is under investigation for alleged recruiting violations, the Pensacola News-Journal reports.

SECURITY: The Manatee school district prepares to hire a private security firm to guard all elementary schools, the Herald-Tribune reports.

[Last modified: Saturday, August 23, 2014 6:32am]


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