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Florida education news: School resource officers, education politics, private funding and more



IN TRAINING: School resource officers from around the country head to Orlando to learn how to respond to a school under siege.

PARTY RIFT? The Florida Board of Education's vote on school grading suggests a split between Jeb Bush and Rick Scott Republicans.

SECOND CHANCE: FAMU's Marching 100 band must now prove it deserves to remain part of the university after cleaning up its hazing culture, the Times editorializes.

ON THE JOB: Newly appointed Citrus School Board member Sandy Balfour talks about her ideas with the Citrus County Chronicle.

NO SUPPORT: Jacksonville Mayor Alvin Brown raises just $43,000 toward a $2 million goal for helping public education in the city, the Florida Times-Union reports.

KEEPING UP: Marion maintenance and construction workers spend the summer preparing schools for another year of students, the Ocala Star-Banner reports.

UNDER PRESSURE: A failing Flagler charter school shows improvement in its latest test results, the Daytona Beach News-Journal reports.

SHORTAGE: The Lee school district's pay policies makes it tough for schools to find speech, language and physical therapists, the Fort Myers News-Press reports.

ALGEBRA APP: A growing number of Florida math teachers use Algebra Nation to help their students understand the concepts, the Gainesville Sun reports.

[Last modified: Monday, July 22, 2013 5:56am]


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