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Florida education news: Choices, charters, changes and more



CHOICES: Two closed Pinellas elementary schools are targeted to reopen as STEM magnets.

CHARTERS: Hillsborough district officials remain unconvinced of a charter school proposal for MacDill Air Force Base.

SECURITY: The ACLU speaks out against a plan to increase the number of resource officers in Hillsborough schools. • A state lawmaker proposes using PECO funds to place security doors on schools, the Florida Current reports.

TRANSFERRED: Former Freedom High principal David Sheppard is placed in a teaching job at Gaither High.

SENTENCED: Former Hillsborough teacher Ethel Anderson is sentenced to 38 years in prison for having sex with a 12-year-old student.

NEW REFORMS: Brevard residents gather to discuss what they'd like changed about public education, Florida Today reports.

SERVING IN THE CITY: Some of Miami-Dade's poorest schools get new Teach for America teachers, NBC Miami reports.

ON THE JOB: The principal of Imagine School at Lakewood Ranch returns to work after charges of failure to report child abuse are dropped, WTSP TV reports. More from the Bradenton Herald, Herald-Tribune.

CHEATING: Two students are arrested in a cheating scandal at Florida International University, the Sun-Sentinel reports.

NEW ZONES: The Okaloosa School Board okays new transportation zones for kids as a precursor to new attendance boundaries, the Northwest Florida Daily News reports.

MORE AEROSPACE: Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University places career academies in Flagler and Volusia high schools, the Daytona Beach News-Journal reports.

HOPEFUL: Florida A&M officials await news whether the school will come off accreditation probation, the Tallahassee Democrat reports.

[Last modified: Tuesday, December 10, 2013 6:07am]


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