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Education news and notes from Tampa Bay and Florida

Florida education news: Raises, suspensions, spending freeze and more

ON THE ROAD AGAIN: Gov. Rick Scott continues courting teachers with a salary raise victory tour. • Palm Beach officials angle to negotiate a raise before the end of the current school year, the Palm Beach Post reports.

FIX IT: A Hernando lawyer gets annoyed by a misspelled word on the school district's volunteer application form.

DISCIPLINE: The Hillsborough School Board needs to find a way to mete out student suspensions fairly and in a way that students aren't deterred from education, the Times editorializes.

FROZEN: The Manatee school district enacts a hiring freeze, cancels purchase orders and eliminates its purchasing cards in an effort to rebalance its finances, the Bradenton Herald reports. The district's successful wellness program faces elimination as part of the budget cutting, the Bradenton Herald reports.

SELLING IT: Florida Department of Education officials visit Collier parents to explain the state's change to Common Core standards, the Naples Daily News reports. • Some Hillsborough parents try to get a handle on the Common Core, State Impact Florida reports.

ADDING AT THE TOP: Duval superintendent Nikolai Vitti seeks to add four director posts to his administration, the Florida Times-Union reports.

BACK TO SCHOOL: The Polk student who gained national attention after being suspended over a science experiment returns to classes, the Ledger reports.

WAIT FOR IT: Stetson University enrollment grows so fast that the school considers creating a waiting list, the Daytona Beach News-Journal reports.

CLUBS: The Lake School Board makes little progress in its effort to revise rules for student clubs, in the wake of an application to start a Gay-Straight Alliance, the Orlando Sentinel reports.

[Last modified: Tuesday, May 7, 2013 6:12am]


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