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Education news and notes from Tampa Bay and Florida

Florida education news: Public records, drug testing, substitute teachers and more



GRIEVING: Steinbrenner High mourns the untimely death of classmate Frank Vasquez.

DO THE RIGHT THING: Columnists Dan DeWitt and Daniel Ruth praise Pasco superintendent Kurt Browning for his stance on prayer in the public schools.

INTEREST GROWS: About 400 applicants seek admission to Florida Polytechnic, the state's newest university, the Sun-Sentinel reports.

HARD WORK: Florida education commissioner Pam Stewart relies on her experience and knowledge of the state as she embarks on the job, the Florida Times-Union reports. (Subscription required)

CLOSED RECORDS: A state lawmaker proposes to shield university presidential searches from Florida's open records law, saying it would help attract top candidates, the Ocala Star-Banner reports.

TAKE THIS CUP: The Bay School Board considers random drug testing of students who participate in extracurriculars, the Panama City News Herald reports.

ON THE FLY: Substitute teaching puts subs to the test in Bay schools, the Panama City News Herald reports.

SHRINKING STAFF: Florida schools see their levels of support personnel decline even as the economy rebounds, State Impact Florida reports.

[Last modified: Tuesday, October 8, 2013 5:54am]


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