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Education news and notes from Tampa Bay and Florida

Florida education news: Charter schools, elected superintendents, teaching jobs and more

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December

CHARTER SCHOOLS: New political leaders are poised to give Florida's charter school movement a lift, the Palm Beach Post reports. * Two Miami-Dade charter schools illegally sent state money to sister schools outside the county, the Florida Bulldog reports.

SCHOOL IMPROVEMENT: Six Duval schools move from F to C grades in a year, the Florida Times-Union reports.

LEADERSHIP: Polk County schools will get a new chief academic officer, the Ledger reports. * After enduring a bruising campaign, Leon County residents resume the debate over whether their schools superintendent should be elected or appointed, the Tallahassee Democrat reports.

TEACHING JOBS: Treasure Coast schools report dozens of midyear teaching vacancies, TC Palm reports.

LABOR NEWS: The Indian River School Board will decide how to settle teacher contract negotations after a lengthy impasse, TC Palm reports.

COLLEGE TRACK: Florida's colleges and universities refocus on the 2+2 program for lower-performing students, the Florida Times-Union reports.

GUIDING HAND: Boynton Beach police officers mentor students in a local middle school, the Palm Beach Post reports.

BUDGETS: The Lake School Board chairman demands to know how much money is being spent on school classrooms, the Daily Commercial reports.

OFFICE SPACE: The Santa Rosa school district prepares to buy a new administrative office building, the Pensacola News-Journal reports.

SUNSHINE LAW: Two Polk School Board members met inappropriately to discuss district business, the Ledger reports.

[Last modified: Monday, December 5, 2016 7:12am]

    

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