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Florida education news: Stand Your Ground, vending machines, summer school and more



ARRESTED: A Hillsborough high school math teacher is suspended after an arrest on charges of possessing child pornography.

EAT UP: Area schools' plans to provide free hot dinners to needy children will help the youngsters reach their potential, the Times editorializes.

CONFLICT? A Manatee School Board member casts the deciding vote to hire a law firm that has represented her personally, the Bradenton Herald reports.

STAND YOUR GROUND: A Florida appeals court rules that school children should be allowed to use the Stand Your Ground law in school bus fights, the Sun-Sentinel reports.

WELCOME BACK: Almost half of laid off Marion teachers are rehired into new vacancies, the Ocala Star-Banner reports.

PRIVATIZATION: The Marion School Board decides to keep outsourcing custodial services so long as the companies do a better job, the Ocala Star-Banner reports.

EAT HEALTHIER: Polk schools will begin to get new vending machines with more nutritious snacks, the Ledger reports.

SUMMER SLIDE: Volusia and Flagler students attend summer school to avoid vacation learning losses, the Daytona Beach News-Journal reports.

GOING HIGH TECH: Flagler officials plan to have a portable computing device in every students' hands (fourth grade and above) by 2018, the Daytona Beach News-Journal reports.

UNDER SCRUTINY: Four Manatee High School administrators could face discipline for their role in an investigation of a football assistant coach's actions with students, the Herald-Tribune reports.

EXTRA HELP: The University of Florida offers assistance to students from low-income, underrepresented backgrounds, the Gainesville Sun reports.

[Last modified: Friday, July 19, 2013 6:26am]


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