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Florida education news: Student ambassadors, counseling, dancing and more



REPRIMANDED: A USF professor gets an official scolding for comparing a priest to a toilet during a conference.

WELCOME: Hillsborough Eisenhower Middle School starts a student ambassador program.

WAIT FOR IT: The United School Employees of Pasco tells the district it won't jump into quick negotiations over tobacco-free schools.

MOVING ON: A Broward School Board member resigns to move to California. • Seminole School Board member Diane Bauer dies, reports.

ADDED LOAD: A new law requires Florida college advisers to meet with every student to review course selections, State Impact Florida reports.

STRICTLY BALLROOM: Some Broward schools use dance lessons as an anti-bullying strategy, the Sun-Sentinel reports.

UNSAFE: A circuit judge says Duval schools have too much violence to be a top-notch district, the Florida Times-Union reports.

COOL: A Sarasota elementary school revamps its computer lab for fun and functionality, the Herald-Tribune reports.

AT ODDS: The Clay School Board files an ethics complaint against superintendent Charlie Van Zant, the Florida Times-Union reports.

UNCHANGED: Florida prepaid tuition costs remain the same for another year, the Fort Myers News-Press reports.

COUNSELING: Four Alachua schools win a grant to provide added counseling for needy students, the Gainesville Sun reports.

[Last modified: Thursday, October 31, 2013 6:00am]


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