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Education news and notes from Tampa Bay and Florida

Florida education news: Discipline, school choice, Common Core and more



EMPLOYEE DISCIPLINE: A Pinellas school bus driver faces termination after hitting a student with her bus and refusing to cooperate with investigators. • A Palm Beach teacher is suspended after students take an alcoholic beverage he had kept in a classroom closet, the Sun-Sentinel reports. • A Palm Beach high school band director is suspended two years after facing dismissal for using school funds for personal use, the Palm Beach Post reports. • A Flagler teacher accused of injuring a student is returned to her classroom amid confusion over what really happened, the Daytona Beach News-Journal reports.

MORE CHOICE: Families and lawmakers rally in Tallahassee in support of school choice, Redefined reports. More from the Sunshine State News and State Impact Florida.

REORGANIZATION: Manatee's new superintendent proposes a revamped look to his administration, the Bradenton Herald reports. More from the Herald-Tribune.

MOVE IT: The Palm Beach School Board approves a new school boundary for about 100 elementary children over fierce parent objections, the Palm Beach Post reports.

LEARNING MORE: Members of several school boards attend a seminar on the Common Core, the Ocala Star Banner reports.

GET HEALTHY: Miami-Dade schools focus on improving nutrition in their lunch offerings, the Miami Herald reports.

MAYBE NOT: Lee superintendent Joseph Burke reconsiders his plan to retire early, the Fort Myers News-Press reports.

FIX IT: Florida's teacher evaluation system needs improvement, Orlando Sentinel columnist Beth Kassab writes.

[Last modified: Thursday, April 4, 2013 6:36am]


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