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Florida education news: Music classes, schools for sale, cafeterias and more



PLAY THAT MUSIC: Hernando officials look for ways to keep school band and chorus programs in their budget.

FOR SALE: The Pinellas school district seeks to offload a vacant school that some residents want declared a landmark.

BOARD POLITICS: Hillsborough School Board members spar over how and when to schedule discussion over a proposed district internal auditor position.

LISTEN: Florida lawmakers should heed the Gates Foundation's advice and delay the high-stakes decisions attached to new tests, the Times editorializes.

ON OFFENSE: An Orange high school teacher makes a speech attacking the "toxic culture of education," and it goes viral, the Orlando Sentinel reports.

COLLEGE AFFORDABILITY: Leading Florida Democrats criticize Gov. Rick Scott for slashing funds for Bright Futures scholarships, the Miami Herald reports.

WHAT'S FOR LUNCH? Polk high schools will revamp their cafeterias to make them more appealing, the Ledger reports.

CANDID CAMERA: An Escambia bus driver is arrested for hitting a student with special needs as shown on video, the Pensacola News-Journal reports.

NEEDS IMPROVEMENT: Marion's superintendent offers a six-step plan to support better student test scores, the Ocala Star-Banner reports.

NOW HIRING: Volusia schools aim to pick up 400 new teachers for the fall, the Daytona Beach News-Journal reports.

SCHOOL CLOSURES: Orange parents are upset about a proposal to close their neighborhood school, the Orlando Sentinel reports.

GROWING LIST: Seven new names appear on the list of candidates for University of Florida president, the Gainesville Sun reports.

[Last modified: Friday, June 13, 2014 6:25am]


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