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Education news and notes from Tampa Bay and Florida

Florida education news: Superintendents, budget cuts, teacher pay raises and more

DONE DEAL: The Hernando County School Board approves a contract for its new superintendent, Lori Romano.

MONEY ISSUES: Pasco district leaders reconsider whether to use nonrecurring funds to cover ongoing expenses. • Flagler paraprofessionals defend their positions against proposed budget cuts, the Daytona Beach News-Journal reports.

TIME TO TALK: Approved by the governor, money for raises to Florida teachers now must be negotiated locally, WTSP reports. • Alachua school employees win a raise and a bonus in negotiations, the Gainesville Sun reports.

CLEANING HOUSE: The Broward School Board approves cutting half the staff of its troubled facilities department, the Sun-Sentinel reports.

WAKE UP: A Broward teacher is suspended two days without pay for sleeping on the job, the Sun-Sentinel reports.

MUSICAL CHAIRS: Marion's new superintendent shuffles principals at more than a quarter of the district's schools, the Ocala Star Banner reports. • Miami-Dade plans to shake up its administrative staff, the Miami Herald reports.

COMING AT YOU: The Florida Department of Education plans a massive public information effort in support of the Common Core, State Impact Florida reports.

TEACHER EVALUATIONS: A panel of Florida education leaders says the state must continue to improve its teacher evaluation model to avoid overreliance on test scores, the Florida Times-Union reports.

FAST ACTION: The Lee School Board plans to pick a new superintendent in two weeks without posting the job or conducting a formal search, the Naples Daily News reports. More from the Fort Myers News-Press.

CAMPUS COPS: Lee County commissioners balk at a plan to pay for deputies at every elementary school, the Fort Myers News-Press reports.

[Last modified: Wednesday, May 22, 2013 5:58am]


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