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Florida education news: Deputy training, JROTC, charter school contracts and more



TEACHER RAISES: Hernando teachers and district officials remain far apart in their contract negotiations.

TENSE RELATIONS: Pasco Sheriff Chris Nocco ponders ending his department's relationship with Pasco-Hernando Community College.

LOCAL CONTROL: St. Johns district leaders raise concerns about state efforts to create a standard contract for charter school applicants, the St. Augustine Record reports.

ROLE MODELS: JROTC cadets take a prominent place in Brevard schools, Florida Today reports. • Sequestration hurts JROTC programs in Lee County, the Fort Myers News-Press reports.

DISCIPLINE: The Duval School Board won't rehire a teacher despite an administrative judge's recommendation, the Florida Times-Union reports.

START TIMES: The Okaloosa community has a longstanding discussion about the best time to begin high school each day, the Northwest Florida Daily News reports.

LONG WAY HOME: Polk families deal with changes to student transportation for magnet programs, the Ledger reports. • Central Florida parents complain about long pickup lines at their schools, the Orlando Sentinel reports.

PUBLIC RECORDS: Monroe district officials try to revise their rules on records amid complaints, the Keynoter reports.

CHRONOLOGY MATTERS: Complaints about a world history book used in Volusia don't take into account that history is taught in order, with Christianity first and Islam later, the Daytona Beach News-Journal reports.

HIGH TECH: Flagler high school teachers find most students adjusting well to laptops, the Daytona Beach News-Journal reports.

GROWING STRONG: Florida State University flourishes under president Eric Barron, the Tallahassee Democrat reports.

[Last modified: Sunday, November 10, 2013 6:46am]


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