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Florida education news: Sports, yoga, police academy and more



SIDELINED: A circuit judge sides with the Pasco school district's athletic transfer policy, denying an injunction that would have let a top soccer player join the team at a new high school.

NO MORE TERMS: Hillsborough School Board member April Griffin will not seek reelection.

CHARTER SCHOOLS: Hillsborough superintendent MaryEllen Elia reveals concerns about the company that would run a proposed charter school at MacDill AFB. • The Suwanee School Board turns down two charter school applications, the Suwanee Democrat reports.

SUSPENDED: A Hernando teacher is suspended without pay for 10 days amid accusations that she mistreated students.

BREATHE DEEP: A Pasco Mitchell High instructor infuses her AP world history course with yoga.

DUPLICATION OF SERVICE: Pasco County doesn't need a second police academy, the Times editorializes.

COUNT HIM OUT: St. Johns superintendent Joe Joyner removes himself from consideration for lieutenant governor, the St. Augustine Record reports.

EARLY EDUCATION: Flagler plans to expand its free prekindergarten program to all its elementary schools, the Daytona Beach News-Journal reports.

NOT GOOD ENOUGH: A new review suggests Florida's new high school standard diploma won't meet Common Core requirements, the Sun-Sentinel reports.

PRIORITIES: Duval school district leaders urge lawmakers to pursue an education-friendly legislative agenda, the Florida Times-Union reports.

HIRING FRENZY: The Board of Governors authorizes the University of Florida to spend about $1 billion over five years to hire 100 new faculty, the Ocala Star-Banner reports.

BAD ACTS: A Bay middle school teacher is fired and arrested over allegations that he sent obscene photos of himself to a minor student, the Panama City News Herald reports.

TAX PLANS: An advisory committee begins discussing what Volusia schools would get repairs if voters approve a local sales tax, the Daytona Beach News-Journal reports.

[Last modified: Friday, November 22, 2013 8:47am]


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