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Florida education news: School districts, frog juggling, spilled water and more



GOVERNANCE: Two Florida lawmakers propose sweeping changes to the way the state's school districts are organized.

CHARTER SCHOOLS: A Pinellas charter school must account for its spending of a $75,000 federal grant or return the funds. * The Palm Beach School Board rejects four charter applications, the Sun-Sentinel reports.

JOB HUNTING: Hernando's superintendent applies to run the Osceola district as her own board dallies in offering her a contract renewal.

FROG JUGGLING: PETA uses a video of a Hillsborough science teacher juggling dead frogs to push its case to end animal dissection in science classes.

SMILE: A dental van visits Pasco schools to serve students in need.

NO GIRLS ALLOWED: An Orange school's boys-only STEM event prompts a protest petition, the Orlando Sentinel reports.

STUDENT SUCCESS: Bay County schools, community organizations and businesses join forces to find ways to help solve education challenges, the Panama City News Herald reports.

SECURITY: A Miami-Dade high school student is arrested with a loaded gun on campus, the Miami Herald reports. * A Duval school officer is suspended after a violent interaction with a parent, the Florida Times-Union reports.

DISMISSED: A Palm Beach teacher is fired for his reaction after students spilled water on his papers, the Palm Beach Post reports.

TECHNICAL EDUCATION: The Sarasota school district moves to expand its technical college, the Herald-Tribune reports.

[Last modified: Thursday, November 5, 2015 6:46am]


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