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Florida education news: School construction, graduation rates, pension plans and more



CONSTRUCTION FUNDS: Florida lawmakers put $100 million into traditional school maintenance and construction, reversing a trend of recent years.

REMOVED: A top Pinellas teachers union official is barred from the classroom and could lose his teaching certificate over inappropriate conduct with students.

EXPANSION: Pasco-Hernando State College buys land to expand its Spring Hill campus.

GRADUATION RATE: Florida's is among the lowest in the nation, the Associated Press reports.

SPENDING: The Manatee school district implements a targeted spending freeze, the Bradenton Herald reports.

RETIREMENT PLAN: Florida teachers oppose a proposal to change the state pension system, the Sun-Sentinel reports.

GUNS: The Florida House approves a measure to allow teachers to carry weapons in schools, the Miami Herald reports.

TEXTBOOKS: The House does not accept a Senate measure to have school districts run textbook adoptions, the AP reports.

SEEKING MORE INFORMATION: The Alachua school district sends parents a letter asking if their children had been victimized by a teacher recently arrested on sexual abuse allegations, the Gainesville Sun reports.

[Last modified: Tuesday, April 29, 2014 6:13am]


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