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Florida education news: Taxes, buses, dual enrollment and more



TAXES: The Hernando School Board decides to work with the County Commission in seeking a sales tax extension to support local projects.

TRANSPORTATION: The Hillsborough School Board approves the replacement of 100 aging school buses.

DROPPING OUT: A Hernando assistant principal abandons her bid to join the School Board.

RESIGNED: A Pasco bus aide arrested on child abuse charges after slapping a student with autism resigns before he can be fired.

RESTART: It's time for Florida State University to start its presidential search anew, the Times editorializes.

ALL ABOUT MONEY: The Brevard school district makes it harder for students to qualify for dual enrollment courses, Florida Today reports.

DELAY: Florida is among several states that will give schools a reprieve in their accountability systems during the transition to new tests, Education Week reports.

SPECIAL NEEDS: The Manatee school district seeks to reduce the proportion of black students being identified with emotional and behavioral disabilities, the Bradenton Herald reports.

SCHOOLYARD FIGHT: The administrators at a Broward school turn to the School Board to referee their ongoing battle, the Sun-Sentinel reports.

BULLYING: A climate survey indicates parental concern over school bullying in Polk County, the Ledger reports.

DISGRUNTLED: Bethune-Cookman University faces several costly lawsuits from former employees, the Daytona Beach News-Journal reports.

EVALUATIONS: Alachua teachers talk about their decision to appeal the dismissal of their lawsuit challenging the state's evaluation system, the Gainesville Sun reports.

[Last modified: Wednesday, June 11, 2014 6:24am]


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