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Florida education news: Summer school, discipline, censorship and more



SUMMER SCHOOL: Pinellas schools approach their goal of enrolling 12,000 students in remedial summer courses.

TUITION: Gov. Rick Scott signs into law a bill granting in-state tuition to illegal immigrants living in the state. The decision gives Scott a new way to court Hispanic voters, the AP reports.

EMPLOYEE DISCIPLINE: A Pasco school bus aide is arrested on child abuse charges after video captures him repeatedly slapping a child with autism. • An outspoken Hillsborough bus driver faces termination for allowing her son to drive her bus. • A Hernando teacher who showed up for work drunk is allowed to keep her job. • A Polk drama teacher faces firing for duct taping students' hands, the Ledger reports.

PRESIDENT SEARCH: The headhunter charged with finding FSU a new president resigns under fire from faculty and students.

MAINTENANCE MONEY: The Broward School Board approves a referendum for an $800 million bond issue, the Sun-Sentinel reports.

CENSORSHIP: An Escambia middle school teacher files a complaint against her principal for altering a student summer reading list without consultation, the Pensacola News-Journal reports.

OVERHAUL: The Duval School Board changes out 34 school and district administrators, the Florida Times-Union reports.

RE-CENTRALIZATION: The Okaloosa School Board takes school-level budgeting out of principals' hands, the Northwest Florida Daily News reports.

SPEAKING OUT: Lee parents and businesspeople voice their concerns about the school system during a public forum, the Fort Myers News-Press reports.

[Last modified: Tuesday, June 10, 2014 6:14am]


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