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Florida education news: College essays, school administration, pay raises and more



SMART, AND FUNNY TOO? A Palm Harbor University High's college entrance essay lands on a Washington Post blog and sparks the debate over just how wacky or funny students must be to win acceptance to elite programs.

SUPERVISOR SHUFFLE: The Pinellas school district looks less top heavy on paper after recategorizing some administrative jobs.

COMING TOGETHER: Plans gel for Hernando's second charter school.

NO RAISES? Senate president Don Gaetz disdains Gov. Rick Scott's proposal for teacher raises, the Orlando Sentinel reports.

BAD DECISIONS: The fate of a Manatee high school coach accused of inappropriate interactions with students heads to the State Attorney for possible charges, the Herald-Tribune reports. • A Marion high school clerk is arrested for sending nude photos of herself to a male student, the Ocala Star-Banner reports. • A Seminole school bus driver is caught on video texting while driving his bus, WTSP reports.

PAY THEM: A special magistrate agrees that Edison State College faculty should get pay raises, the Fort Myers News-Press reports.

FOUND IT: Broward school transportation officials locate $1 million worth of previously unaccounted for equipment, the Sun-Sentinel reports.

FEWER PROJECTS: Palm Beach officials prepare to slash their capital projects budget to account for a $56 million shortfall, the Palm Beach Post reports.

[Last modified: Sunday, March 10, 2013 5:48pm]


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