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Florida education news: STEM camp, school lawsuits, flag etiquette and more



SUMMER LEARNING: STEM camps keep Hillsborough students active in science and technology during their break from school.

SPECIAL TRAINING: Hillsborough's exceptional student education workers get lessons in how to improve safety for their students.

LAWSUIT: A Pinellas family sues the school district over an alleged beating of their son at school. • An atheist group sues the Orange school district claiming its materials were censored by the district, the Orlando Sentinel reports.

FIX IT: The Pinellas school district needs to improve the poor performance of several St. Petersburg area elementary schools, the Times editorializes.

FACE THE FLAG: Brevard School Board members fret that students don't have proper flag etiquette, Florida Today reports.

OUTTA HERE: The principal of a Palm Beach school who has sparred with a School Board member decides to retire, the Palm Beach Post reports.

ARRESTED: A Polk middle school teacher is arrested on accusations he had child porn images on his school-issued computer, the Ledger reports.

REAL WORLD DEMANDS: Several Bay career-technical teachers head into local industries to see what business needs of students, the Panama City News Herald reports.

SHUT DOWN: A Volusia charter school will close after losing court battles to allow it to remain open, the Daytona Beach News-Journal reports.

FOR THE BOYS: A Tallahassee charter school will transition to an all-male academy, the Tallahassee Democrat reports.

LABOR NEWS: The Franklin teachers union finds alternatives to avoid a 19.5 percent pay cut, the FEA Advocate reports.

[Last modified: Friday, June 14, 2013 6:32am]


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