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Florida education news: State funding, constitution revision, Bright Futures and more



BUDGET CUTS: Florida House Speaker Richard Corcoran says higher education spending will be cut. He tells a Pensacola crowd that K-12 spending should be protected, though, the Pensacola News-Journal reports.

IN THE CONSTITUTION: School choice could be a highlight of the Florida Constitution Revision Commission agenda, the Orlando Sentinel reports.

DRIVER EDUCATION: Duval County leaders support the idea of teaching students how to behave during traffic stops, the Florida Times-Union reports.

SUPERINTENDENTS: Duval County superintendent Nikolai Vitti is a finalist for the top spot in Detroit Community Schools, the Florida Times-Union reports. • Few candidates with superintendent experience apply for the post in Flagler County schools, Flagler Live reports.

SCHOOL SAFETY: A Pembroke Pines teacher is stabbed as she tries to break up a student fight, NBC Miami reports.

CHARTER SCHOOLS: The staff and parents overwhelmingly vote to convert Lincoln Middle School in Manatee County to charter status, the Bradenton Herald reports.

BRIGHT FUTURES: Fewer low-income and minority students in Miami-Dade County receive the college scholarships under tougher criteria, the Miami Herald reports.

LEADERSHIP: Palm Beach County superintendent Robert Avossa reminds principals not to take orders from School Board members, the Palm Beach Post reports.

ACCELERATED LEARNING: Several Volusia County schools will add the Cambridge program to their curriculum, the Daytona Beach News-Journal reports.

CAREER PATHS: The Santa Rosa County school district sets up a new website to help students learn about careers, the Pensacola News-Journal reports.

EMPLOYEE DISCIPLINE: A Broward County administrator faces firing over his affair with a subordinate employee, the Sun-Sentinel reports.

DISPARITIES: A community group calls on the Alachua County school district to adopt an equity plan, the Gainesville Sun reports.

[Last modified: Monday, March 20, 2017 6:51am]


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