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Florida education news: Teacher pay, magnet schools, armed guards and more



TEACHERS ON TOP: Florida teachers appear to be one of the main beneficiaries of the legislative budgets unveiled Friday. More from the Florida Times-Union.

TECHNICAL TRAINING: The Senate puts $1.5 million in its budget for a K-20 STEM magnet school in Pasco County. • The House puts a like amount in its budget for an adult education program in Hernando County.

ECONOMIC BOOSTER: An economic impact study shows Pasco-Hernando Community College puts about $240 million a year back into the counties it serves.

KNEE-JERK REACTION: Colleagues defend a Pierce Middle School teacher who faces dismissal after a student in her care wandered away.

SHINY AND NEW: Northeast High School culinary arts students get a new state-of-the-art kitchen.

NO MORE GUNS: Florida schools don't need armed guards, the Times editorializes.

RUMOR PATROL: The Palm Beach school district hires a strategic communications director to help market itself better, the Palm Beach Post reports.

HEAD TO HEAD: The College of Central Florida Brain Bowl team will compete for the national title against Ivy League squads, the Ocala Star Banner reports.

EDUCATION VS. HEALTH CARE: A business group airs ads claiming Florida will have to cut education spending if it expands Medicare, State Impact Florida reports.

[Last modified: Saturday, March 30, 2013 1:09pm]


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