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Florida education news: School technology, choice, charters and more



MOVING UP: Two key Hillsborough schools executives get promotions as superintendent MaryEllen Elia reorganizes her top staff.

NEVER MIND: The Pasco School Board ends its opposition to a charter for Florida Virtual Academy by K12 Inc.

HANDS OFF: East Pasco residents urge the School Board to keep Moore Mickens Education Center open.

EXPELLED: The Mitchell High School student who beat a schoolmate on the bus and then posted video of the assault on Facebook is kicked out of school.

CHOPPING BLOCK: The Brevard School Board seeks more places to cut spending as it aims for a $30 million reduction, Florida Today reports.

TIGHT SQUEEZE: Manatee schools implement a hiring freeze and end overtime as leaders prepare for a budget shortfall, the Herald-Tribune reports.

SAFETY SPAT: Broward district officials disagree over whether to create a special taxing district to pay for school-based officers, the Miami Herald reports.

BEEN THERE, DONE THAT: The Lee School Board won't launch another investigation into issues it's already reviewed about the superintendent, the Naples Daily News reports. More from the Fort Myers News-Press.

SUMMONED: Florida Polytechnic University's board chairman heads to the Board of Governors to talk money and politics, the Ledger reports.

TECH TIME: A Santa Rosa teacher rides the flipped classroom trend, the Pensacola News-Journal reports. • Students keep the technology running at Pine View School in Sarasota, the Herald-Tribune reports.

TAXED: Gulf voters approve extending the school district's one mill tax for school operations, the Panama City News Herald reports. • The Flagler School Board considers putting a similar measure before voters in the spring, the Daytona Beach News-Journal reports.

CHOICE ON TAP: Florida lawmakers have plenty of school choice bills to keep them busy, Redefined reports. • Other education issues also are up for debate, State Impact Florida reports.

YEAR-ROUND: An Alachua charter school moves to a year-round calendar, the Gainesville Sun reports.

[Last modified: Wednesday, March 6, 2013 1:21pm]


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