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Florida education news: School board races, STEM camp, teacher raises and more



IN THE RUNNING: A longtime school activist joins the crowded field of candidates seeking election to the Hillsborough School Board.

STEM CAMP: Select top high schoolers spend four weeks at USF experiencing college-level science and engineering.

EXPANSION PLANS: The Miami-Dade district budget includes raises, more school choices and added bilingual programs, the Miami Herald reports.

CHARTER CHAMPION: Rapper Pitbull helps build a charter school in Little Havana, the Miami Herald reports. More from the Palm Beach Post.

SCHOOL GRADES: Manatee district officials support a proposal to again limit school grade drops, the Bradenton Herald reports.

LABOR NEWS: The Collier School Board will settle whether teachers get a raise, the Naples Daily News reports.

IMPACT FEES: The Lake School Board wants its suspended impact fees reinstated, the Orlando Sentinel reports.

WHAT'S NEXT? State Impact Florida looks into Florida's choices to replace the FCAT. The Tallahassee Democrat explores the state's move to the Common Core State Standards.

LET'S MAKE A DEAL: The Gilchrist teacher of the year, accused of inappropriate conduct with female students, is allowed to retire rather than being forced to resign or be fired, the Gainesville Sun reports.

[Last modified: Tuesday, July 16, 2013 6:18am]


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