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Florida education news: School calendar, calculus, industry certifications and more



ENJOY YOUR BREAK: The Pinellas School Board decides to end students' first semester before winter vacation in 2014-15.

BOILING OVER: Hillsborough School Board member April Griffin fumes after superintendent MaryEllen Elia backs away from plans to change Elia's evaluation model.

MOTIVATION: Hernando Teacher of the Year John Imhof strives to make history engaging for his students.

MATH CHALLENGE: Some Sarasota students look forward to seeing calculus added to Florida's academic standards, WWSB-TV reports.

TOP PRIORITY: State Senate president Don Gaetz says expanding Florida's high school industry certification programs will top the legislative agenda, the Northwest Florida Daily News reports.

BOARDING SCHOOL: Miami-Dade prepares to open Florida's only public boarding school, the Miami Herald reports.

OPTIMISM: Manatee district officials predict improvement in their fund balances after years missing the mark, the Bradenton Herald reports.

STOP BULLYING: A Broward mom calls on the district to take action in what she believes was bullying against her son, the Sun-Sentinel reports.

NEW ZONES: Polk officials create new attendance boundaries for nine schools to accommodate the creation of two new magnets, the Ledger reports.

ZERO TOLERANCE: The Bay district reconsiders its zero tolerance policy for drug offenses at school, the Panama City News Herald reports.

STOP IT: The Lee School Board warns high schools to stop recruiting student athletes but stops short of setting a new policy, the Fort Myers News-Press reports.

TECH NEEDS: State lawmakers seek to put millions more into school technology upgrades, State Impact Florida reports.

SECOND CHANCES: An Alachua alternative school for over-age students aims to get them back on track for a high school diploma, the Gainesville Sun reports.

[Last modified: Wednesday, January 29, 2014 6:08am]


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