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Florida education news: Prayer, play time, prizes and more

SUPERINTENDENTS: The NAACP of St. Petersburg calls on Pinellas superintendent Mike Grego to resign over his handling of the city's struggling schools. • The St. Johns School Board prepares to kick off its search for the district's next superintendent, the St. Augustine Record reports.

TIME TO GO: Hillsborough School Board member Doretha Edgecomb will retire after three terms in office.

TOP OF THE CLASS: New River Elementary students take their cooking skills on the road • Blake High senior overcomes her father's death to earn admission to Berklee • Founders of Central High's award-winning ROTC program set to retire

LABOR NEWS: Some Lake school employees are upset that impasse over contract talks has meant no raises this year, the Daily Commercial reports.

PLAY TIME: Miami-Dade parents and teachers debate the importance of recess compared to time spent learning, the Miami Herald reports.

RELIGION: The Duval School Board faces a challenge to its pre-meeting prayer, the Florida Times-Union reports.

EMPLOYEE DISCIPLINE: The Duval School Board overturns the reprimand of a data entry clerk, citing problems with the investigation into his alleged bad behavior, the Florida Times-Union reports. • A Highlands teacher agrees to resign instead of facing a hearing that might have ended in her dismissal, Highlands Today reports.

SCIENCE LESSONS: A Palm Beach high school teacher helps his students target the big prizes at science fairs, the Palm Beach Post reports.

INVESTIGATIONS: The Broward School Board considers hiring a district inspector general, the Sun-Sentinel reports.

NEW SCHOOLS: The city of Tamarac might finally get its own high school, the Sun-Sentinel reports.

TAXES: The Citrus School Board looks into asking voters to impose a local sales tax for school capital needs, the Citrus County Chronicle reports.

[Last modified: Thursday, May 12, 2016 6:41am]


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