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Florida education news: Head Start, busing, media specialists and more

MOVING OVER: The former head of Hillsborough County Head Start switches offices in the same building to take a similar job for a different organization. • Jacksonville black community leaders protest the closing of their Head Start program, the Florida Times-Union reports.

MASS TRANSIT: A Pinellas County official's suggestion that high school students ride public buses rather than school buses to classes every day could make good sense, the Times editorializes. • Brevard parents explore private transportation options for students in choice schools and programs, Florida Today reports.

TURNING THE PAGE: Florida Atlantic University seeks to improve its image as it looks for a new president, the Sun-Sentinel reports.

OTHER IDEAS: The Citrus School Board asks for budget cutting alternatives that don't involve eliminating media specialists, the Citrus County Chronicle reports.

CLOSED MEANS CLOSED: The Brevard School Board refuses to reverse course on three school closures despite parent lobbying, Florida Today reports.

NO CHARGES: A Polk student accused of setting off a chemical explosion at school won't face criminal charges, the Ledger reports. More from Orlando Sentinel columnist Beth Kassab.

EARLY OUT: Polk interim superintendent John Stewart will resign a month earlier than expected, the Ledger reports.

TOO MUCH CLEAVAGE: Volusia School Board members will reconsider whether to impose mandatory uniforms for students and, perhaps, teachers, the Daytona Beach News-Journal reports.

ON LEAVE: A Sarasota teacher is placed on leave pending a police investigation into unspecified actions, the Herald-Tribune reports.

[Last modified: Thursday, May 16, 2013 6:13am]


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