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2105863 2038-01-18 05:00:00.0 UTC 2038-01-18T00:00:00.000-05:00 2013-02-14 11:24:27.0 UTC 2013-02-14T06:24:27.000-05:00 true florida-education-news-school-security-teacher-workload-valentines-day-and published 2013-02-14 11:27:36.0 UTC 2013-02-14T06:27:36.000-05:00 STEP IT UP: Several Pinellas schools increase security because of principal fears following last December's shooting in Sandy Hook, Conn. • The town of Davie considers a tax to pay for cops in all its public schools, the Miami Herald reports. • Flagler places patrols at all five of its elementary schools, the Daytona Beach News-Journal reports. GETTING CLOSER: Pasco elementary school teachers are hopeful that their grievance over workload demands is close to resolution. NEVER TOO YOUNG: A Hernando private school opens its science lab, once for older students, to the youngest kids. CLOSED: A reform school for girls in north Florida shuts down after an investigation details abuse there. WHERE'S THE LOVE? Some Orange County high schools ban Valentine's Day gifts and cards, the Orlando Sentinel reports. MONEY FIGHT: It's government vs. government as Pembroke Pines seeks a share of the Broward school district's funding for the city's charter schools, Sun-Sentinel columnist Michael Mayo writes. FEWER STRINGS: Miami-Dade School Board members praise Gov. Rick Scott's education budget proposal, but seek more flexibility in his plans, the Miami Herald reports. • Palm Beach officials warn that despite proposed funding increases, the budget still faces shortfalls, the Palm Beach Post reports. • Volusia leaders say that their recent move outsourcing some services won't be the district's final budget cuts, the Daytona Beach News-Journal reports. SUE YOU: Martin's finance director threatens to sue the district superintendent if he's not allowed back into his office, the Stuart News reports. DEALING WITH IT: Leaders and teachers at three Brevard schools slated for closure try to keep things moving as usual in the vote aftermath, Florida Today reports. ONLINE U: The University of Florida looks to take the lead in the State University System's effort to coordinate all online course offerings, the Gainesville Sun reports. Jeffrey S. Solochek gradebook Education Florida education news: School security, teacher workload, Valentine's Day and more false templatedata/tampabaytimes/BlogArticle/data/gradebook/2013/02/14/1360841256-florida-education-news-school-security-teacher-workload-valentin BlogArticle STEP IT UP: Several Pinellas schools increase security because of principal fears following last December's shooting in Sandy Hook, Conn. • The town of Davie considers a tax to pay for cops in all its public schools, the Miami Herald reports. • Flagler places patrols at all five of its elementary schools, the Daytona Beach News-Journal reports.EducationEducationJeffrey S. Solochek 383086 2038-01-18 05:00:00.0 UTC 2038-01-18T00:00:00.000-05:00 2012-10-25 12:44:30.0 UTC 2012-10-25T08:44:30.000-04:00 jeffrey-s-solochek published 2013-02-13 18:58:41.0 UTC 2013-02-13T13:58:41.000-05:00 Jeffrey S. Solochek <p>Jeffrey S. Solochek writes about schools and education for the <i>Tampa Bay Times</i>. Solochek has covered the school districts in Hernando, Hillsborough and Pasco counties since joining the <i>Times</i> in 2000. He also oversees <a href="http://blogs.tampabay.com/schools/">The Gradebook</a> education blog.</p> Times Staff Writer writers DTI 33746723 Jeffrey S. Solochek writes about schools and education for the Tampa Bay Times. Solochek has covered the school districts in Hernando, Hillsborough and Pasco counties since joining the Times in 2000. He also oversees The Gradebook education blog. <p>Phone: (813) 909-4614</p> <p>Email: <a href="mailto:jsolochek@tampabay.com ">jsolochek@tampabay.com</a></p> <p>Blog: <a href="http://blogs.tampabay.com/schools/">The Gradebook</a></p> <p>Twitter: <a href="https://twitter.com/JeffSolochek">@JeffSolochek</a></p> 1 resources/images/dti/2013/02/Solochek_Jeffrey_wp_2521935.jpg true templatedata/tampabaytimes/AuthorProfile/data/33746723-jeffrey-s-solochek AuthorProfile 2012-10-25 12:44:30.0 UTC 2012-10-25T08:44:30.000-04:00 2264978 2016-02-11 12:09:30.0 UTC 6 Months Ago florida-education-news-school-grades-teacher-evaluations-community-schools gradebook Florida education news: School grades, teacher evaluations, community schools and more BlogArticle 2265845 2016-02-18 12:12:04.0 UTC 6 Months Ago florida-education-news-partnership-schools-teacher-discipline-computer gradebook Florida education news: Partnership schools, teacher discipline, computer coding and more BlogArticle 2271794 2016-04-04 11:04:14.0 UTC 5 Months Ago florida-education-news-teacher-pay-testing-school-choice-and-more gradebook Florida education news: Teacher pay, testing, school choice and more BlogArticle <p><b>STEP IT UP:</b> Several Pinellas <a target="_blank" href="http://www.tampabay.com/news/education/k12/pinellas-heightens-security-at-10-schools/1275153">schools increase security</a> because of principal fears following last December's shooting in Sandy Hook, Conn. • The town of Davie considers a tax to pay for <a target="_blank" href="http://www.miamiherald.com/2013/02/13/3233162/davie-considers-tax-to-raise-money.html">cops in all its public schools</a>, the <i>Miami Herald</i> reports. • Flagler places <a target="_blank" href="http://www.news-journalonline.com/article/20130213/NEWS/302139940/1040?Title=Deputies-now-patrolling-all-Flagler-elementary-schools">patrols at all five of its elementary schools</a>, the <i>Daytona Beach News-Journal</i> reports.</p> <p><b>GETTING CLOSER:</b> Pasco elementary school teachers are hopeful that their <a target="_blank" href="http://www.tampabay.com/news/education/teachers/pasco-teachers-hope-for-resolution-to-workload-grievance/1275115">grievance over workload demands</a> is close to resolution.</p> <p><b>NEVER TOO YOUNG:</b> A Hernando private school <a target="_blank" href="http://www.tampabay.com/news/education/k12/notre-dame-science-teacher-opens-lab-to-youngest-students/1275098">opens its science lab</a>, once for older students, to the youngest kids.</p> <p><b>CLOSED:</b> A reform school for girls in north Florida <a target="_blank" href="http://www.tampabay.com/news/education/k12/after-times-investigation-controversial-christian-girls-reform-home-closes/1275063">shuts down</a> after an investigation details abuse there.</p> <p><b>WHERE'S THE LOVE?</b> Some Orange County high schools <a target="_blank" href="http://www.orlandosentinel.com/news/local/breakingnews/os-high-school-bans-valentines-day-20130213,0,1273719.story">ban Valentine's Day gifts and cards</a>, the <i>Orlando Sentinel</i> reports.</p> <p><b>MONEY FIGHT:</b> It's government vs. government as Pembroke Pines seeks a share of the Broward school district's <a target="_blank" href="http://www.sun-sentinel.com/news/fl-pines-charters-mayocol-b021413br-20130213,0,7127216.column">funding for the city's charter schools</a>, <i>Sun-Sentinel</i> columnist Michael Mayo writes.</p> <p><b>FEWER STRINGS:</b> Miami-Dade School Board members praise Gov. Rick Scott's education budget proposal, but <a target="_blank" href="http://www.miamiherald.com/2013/02/13/3232720/tutoring-firm-owner-pleads-guilty.html">seek more flexibility in his plans</a>, the <i>Miami Herald</i> reports. • Palm Beach officials warn that despite proposed funding increases, the <a target="_blank" href="http://www.palmbeachpost.com/news/news/local-education/despite-boost-in-funding-school-district-still-fac/nWNxd/">budget still faces shortfalls</a>, the <i>Palm Beach Post</i> reports. • Volusia leaders say that their recent move outsourcing some services <a target="_blank" href="http://www.news-journalonline.com/article/20130213/NEWS/302139954/1040?Title=Volusia-school-officials-warn-outsourcing-won-t-be-last-of-budget-cuts">won't be the district's final budget cuts</a>, the <i>Daytona Beach News-Journal</i> reports.</p> <p><b>SUE YOU:</b> Martin's finance director <a target="_blank" href="http://www.tcpalm.com/news/2013/feb/14/martin-county-school-district-official-threatens/">threatens to sue the district superintendent</a> if he's not allowed back into his office, the <i>Stuart News</i> reports.</p> <p><b>DEALING WITH IT:</b> Leaders and teachers at three Brevard schools slated for closure <a target="_blank" href="http://www.floridatoday.com/article/20130214/NEWS01/302140030/Brevard-s-schools-move-from-board-s-closure-vote">try to keep things moving as usual</a> in the vote aftermath, <i>Florida Today</i> reports.</p> <p><b>ONLINE U:</b> The University of Florida looks to take the lead in the State University System's effort to <a target="_blank" href="http://www.gainesville.com/article/20130213/ARTICLES/130219802/1002/news01?Title=UF-may-take-the-lead-in-state-s-online-degree-project">coordinate all online course offerings</a>, the <i>Gainesville Sun</i> reports.</p>trueruntime2016-08-30 05:51:51