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Education news and notes from Tampa Bay and Florida

Florida education news: Funding, summer school, principals and more



SHOWDOWN: Florida House and Senate budget proposals include more money for education, but not the $480 million Gov. Rick Scott sought to put into teacher raises.

EXTRA PROTECTION: A Fivay High School student is arrested by Pasco deputies for bringing three knives to school.

INDIVIDUAL ATTENTION: Duval superintendent Nikolai Vitti seeks to change the district's policy of requiring summer school for struggling readers in kindergarten through second grade, the Florida Times-Union reports.

ALL ABOUT THE CAR: State College of Florida trustees set caps on the benefits offered to their new president, the Herald-Tribune reports.

WHO'S IN CHARGE? Broward principals accuse the superintendent of creating a hit list to get rid of some school leaders during summer reassignments, the Miami Herald reports. More on one school's fight to keep its principal from the Sun-Sentinel.

REAL IMPACT: A Broward mom worries about how closing down an under-enrolled special education center will affect her son who has thrived there, the Miami Herald reports.

MIND THE STOP ARM: Polk will install cameras on some school buses to try to catch drivers who pass when the stop arm is out, the Ledger reports.

FINANCE FIGHT: Monroe School Board members accuse a local publication of improperly portraying district finances in an effort to get an outside firm to handle the job, the Keynoter reports.

SEEKING SUPPORT: The ousted chairwoman of the Osceola School Board applies for unemployment after losing her reelection bid, the Orlando Sentinel reports.

[Last modified: Tuesday, March 19, 2013 6:11am]


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