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Florida education news: Summer school, feeder patterns, negotiations and more



SUMMER SCHOOL: Pinellas officials prepare to make their Summer Bridge program more challenging next year after reviewing the first round of results.

NO MORE SPECIAL TREATMENT: Students at Pinellas Jamerson Elementary soon could lose their privileged status for entry into Thurgood Marshall Middle.

TOP OF THE CLASS: Hillsborough students have a chance to send their project to the space station • Constitution Hall aims to teach students about government • Raymond cheers Connerton Elementary for its school spirit • Florida's First Lady brings her literacy initiative to Challenger K-8

LABOR NEWS: Orange teachers and the district reach an impasse in contract negotiations, the Orlando Sentinel reports.

CAPITAL NEEDS: State College of Florida asks the state for $17.6 million for a new library, the Bradenton Herald reports.

REINSTATED: A Broward teacher accused of bullying colleagues is suspended rather than fired after a special hearing, the Sun-Sentinel reports.

BULLYING: The Duval school district relaunches its anti-bullying anonymous hotline and adds a texting feature, the Florida Times-Union reports.

REBRANDING: Edison State College considers a name change, the Fort Myers News-Press reports.

CONFLICT OF INTEREST? A University of Florida official faces an ethics complaint over his handling of a dual-enrollment pilot project, the Gainesville Sun reports.

[Last modified: Friday, September 20, 2013 6:00am]


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