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Florida education news: Classroom comedy, recognition funds, school safety and more



SPEAKING UP: The Dade City Commission passes a resolution urging the Pasco County school district not to close down Moore Mickens Education Center.

FUNNY MAN: The View television show names Osceola Middle School teacher Mike Rivera the most hilarious teacher in America.

DOLLAR DIP: Marion schools' below-average FCAT performance net a 25 percent decline in state recognition funding, the Ocala Star-Banner reports.

SETTING PRIORITIES: The Broward School Board discusses how to make capital spending decisions amid limited resources, the Sun-Sentinel reports.

BIAS? A civil rights group sues the Brevard school district, claiming the closure of three schools disproportionately affects low-income and minority children, Florida Today reports.

SAFETY FIRST: Florida lawmakers will consider several bills aimed at improving school security during their spring session, the Palm Beach Post reports.

'CLEAN THIS UP': Angry Monroe School Board members demand answers and improvements after another findings-filled financial audit, the Keynoter reports.

FAILURE: Another Orange charter school closes midyear, the Orlando Sentinel reports.

[Last modified: Tuesday, March 5, 2013 6:08am]


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