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Florida education news: Leadership, charter schools, desegregation and more



LEADERSHIP: Divides on the Hillsborough School Board resurface in the selection of a new chairwoman. * No drama in the appointment of a Pinellas board chairwoman. * Collier board members aim to resolve hostility on the dais, the Naples Daily News reports. * Brevard School Board members disagree over their salary, Florida Today reports.

SECURITY: Pinellas Palm Harbor University High reacts to social media threats, later deemed unfounded.

WE ARE THE WORLD: Brooksville Elementary students support a book drive for children in Australia.

CHARTER SCHOOLS: Enrollment in Duval charters remains flat after years of growth, the Florida Times-Union reports.

HOME SCHOOL: Florida home schooling advocates tell the Manatee School Board not to push changes to state law, the Bradenton Herald reports.

DESEGREGATION: The accusations fly in a dispute over whether Indian River schools violated a 1967 desegregation order, the Vero Beach Press-Journal reports.

SCHOOL SITES: Another proposed new school location faces problems in Lee County, the Naples Daily News reports. * Sarasota officials consider sites for four new elementary schools, the Herald-Tribune reports.

MAGNET SCHOOLS: Miami-Dade's Design Architecture Senior High faces a major transition, the Miami Herald reports.

TEACHER DISCIPLINE: A Lee teacher is fired because of inappropriate interaction with a student, the Fort Myers News-Press reports.

CONSTRUCTION FUNDS: Palm Beach district officials will explore the possibility of a sales tax for capital projects, the Palm Beach Post reports.

BREAK TIME: A Polk committee recommends daily recess for elementary students, the Ledger reports.

LANGUAGES: Florida lawmakers consider allowing computer coding as a foreign language course, the Tallahassee Democrat reports.

[Last modified: Wednesday, November 18, 2015 7:04am]


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