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Florida education news: Gaming, performance funding, raises and more



GAME ON: Pasco Gulf High School's gaming academy offers students a path into the video game industry.

OVERTURNED: An Escambia high school student wins his appeal of a keenly watched disciplinary case, the Pensacola News-Journal reports. 

OUTCOMES: Florida lawmakers move to codify performance funding programs for K-12 and higher education, Florida Politics reports.

ADVANCEMENT: A Manatee middle school will begin offering the more advanced Cambridge course work, the Bradenton Herald reports.

SUE YOU: A former Manatee administrator wins his day in court against the school district, the Bradenton Herald reports.

LABOR NEWS: Bay teachers say they need long overdue raises, the Panama City News Herald reports. • Volusia support staff reach a tentative contract deal including raises, the Daytona Beach News-Journal reports.

TEACHER DISCIPLINE: A St. Johns teacher is fired for inappropriate communications with students, the Florida Times-Union reports.

EXTRA ATTENTION: A Polk couple opens a school for traumatized children, the Ledger reports.

SHAKEN: A Palm Beach teacher says she doesn't know when she'll return to classes after being attacked by a parent, the Sun-Sentinel reports.

BONUSES: Florida teachers still have problems with the state's Best and Brightest bonus program, the Tallahassee Democrat reports.

IN THE HUNT: Leon's superintendent race gets interesting as more candidates surface, the Tallahassee Democrat reports.

[Last modified: Friday, January 29, 2016 6:40am]


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