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Florida education news: Civics, performance pay, superintendent searches and more



SECOND LOOK: The Hillsborough School Board calls for another look at the circumstances behind a Pierce Middle School student's fleeing campus that led to a teacher's suspension.

THINKING SKILLS: Duval students were not asked to give up their constitutional rights during a lesson that has come under national scrutiny, the Florida Times-Union reports.

TOP TEACHERS: Several Miami-Dade teachers are invited for a celebration where they are recognized for their strong work and awarded large performance bonuses, the Miami Herald reports.

LOOKING: Lee School Board members want to start searching for a new superintendent even though it's not clear when the current one is leaving, the Naples Daily News reports. • An advisory committee says St. Lucie's next superintendent should be a superman, the St. Lucie Tribune reports.

JOB CUTS: About 100 Lee paraprofessionals will lose their jobs because of sequestration, the Fort Myers News-Press reports.

PROCEED: A judge allows the Brevard school district to move ahead with closing three schools, Florida Today reports.

BIG DEAL: Politicians are playing games with kids' lives in the debate over parent trigger, Orlando Sentinel columnist Beth Kassab writes.

[Last modified: Tuesday, April 16, 2013 6:18am]


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