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Florida education news: Failure Factories, recess, early release days and more



FAILURE FACTORIES: Pinellas district officials consider a complete overhaul for Melrose Elementary. • The Failure Factories series wins a national investigative reporting award.

PLAY TIME: Florida parents keep pushing lawmakers to require recess for elementary schools, the Bradenton Herald reports.

LABOR NEWS: Former Broward teachers union head Pat Santeramo is found guilty of several corruption charges, the Sun-Sentinel reports. • Brevard non-instructional employees win pay raises, Florida Today reports.

SCHOOL BUS SAFETY: Orange County has more illegal bus passing than any other county in Florida, the Orlando Sentinel reports.

KEEPING TRACK: The Lee school district rolls out its own accountability system, the Naples Daily News reports.

TURNAROUNDS: Duval's superintendent accepts a community proposal to improve a struggling middle school, the Florida Times-Union reports.

CHARTER SCHOOLS: Three South Florida charter schools face closure as after receiving negative audit results, the Sun-Sentinel reports.

BREAKING UP: Florida Rep. Matt Caldwell might not move forward with his proposal asking voters to allow for smaller school districts, the News Service of Florida reports.

PLANNING TIME: Marion teachers defend the need for regular early release days, the Ocala Star-Banner reports.

SUPERINTENDENTS: A law firm completes its investigation into Polk superintendent Kathryn LeRoy but withholds its release, the Ledger reports.

TEACHER DISCIPLINE: A St. Johns teacher is under investigation amid allegations of inappropriate communication with several students, the St. Augustine Record reports.

SCHOOL ZONES: The Clay School Board delays action on a proposal to change the boundaries of 16 schools, the Florida Times-Union reports.

TOO LONG: Santa Rosa district leaders discuss ways to avoid having students ride school buses for 90 minute trips, the Pensacola News-Journal reports.

[Last modified: Friday, January 22, 2016 6:53am]


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