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Florida education news: School choice, superintendent search, teacher raises and more



MORE CHOICES: Pinellas schools hope to attract more students with new magnet programs. • An advisory committee focuses on meeting student interests as it explores ways to offer more education options in Pasco schools.

BULLYING: The Hernando school district holds its first anti-bullying town hall meeting, which is lightly attended.

BACKGROUND NOISE: A spat over Common Core preceded Sally Bradshaw's abrupt departure from the Florida Board of Education, the Florida Times-Union reports.

QUICK SEARCH: The Flagler School Board kicks off its search for a new superintendent with a tight time line, the Daytona Beach News-Journal reports.

DOUBLE DIPPING: The Alachua district re-examines its local deferred-retirement plan that allows employees to retire and return to work in the same position, the Gainesville Sun reports.

LIFE LESSONS: Some Manatee high school students use their hydroponics lessons to supply food to needy residents, the Bradenton Herald reports. • Students at Miami-Dade's Design Architecture Senior High design homes for the homeless, the Miami Herald reports.

POLITICAL PRESSURE: The recently resigned superintendent of the McKeel charter school system pressured employees to make political contributions, the Ledger reports.

LABOR NEWS: State officials deem illegal Monroe's plans for teacher raise funds, the Keynoter reports.

[Last modified: Saturday, November 23, 2013 6:35am]


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