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Florida education news: Politics, guns, virtual school and more



POLITICAL SCRAMBLE: The arrival of two high-profile politicians in the mix for Florida Atlantic University president causes a stir at the university and in Tallahassee.

GUNS ON CAMPUS: The University of South Florida approves a new policy allowing visitors to keep weapons in their cars on campus.

FOR THE PARENTS: Florida Virtual School offers new courses aimed at adults, the Daytona Beach News-Journal reports.

KILL THE CORE: Common Core opponents begin a radio ad blitz against the standards, the Orlando Sentinel reports.

SCIENCE LESSONS: Flagler elementary schools adopt themes and get creative to improve their science instruction, the Daytona Beach News-Journal reports.

SHORT LIST: A search committee recommends two candidates to interview for the Florida A&M University president post, the Tallahassee Democrat reports.

CHARTER SCHOOLS: A state senator prepares to file legislation to expedite applications of charter schools on military bases, Redefined reports.

GRIEF: A crisis team heads to a Marion high school after one of its teachers is murdered, the Ocala Star-Banner reports.

BAD ACTS: A Clay elementary teacher is arrested for having sex with an underage teenage boy, the Florida Times-Union reports. • A Walton teacher faces a misconduct charge for making disparaging remarks to a student, the Northwest Florida Daily News reports.

[Last modified: Tuesday, January 7, 2014 5:56am]


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