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Florida education news: Teacher recruitment, school board spending, lobbyists and more



TEACHER RECRUITMENT: Gov. Rick Scott meets with hand-picked Duval teachers to discuss ways to improve recruitment and retention, the Florida Times-Union reports.

BUDGETS: State economists say slower than expected school enrollment growth will ease Florida's budget crunch, but not enough, the Naples Daily News reports.

TEACHER PREP: A report says Florida's major colleges of education don't adequately prepare teachers for elementary school math, the Orlando Sentinel reports.

SLUSH FUNDS? Orange County School Board members get $40,000 each per year to spend however they want, the Orlando Sentinel reports.

CONSTRUCTION FUNDS: Manatee School Board members consider higher school impact fees, the Bradenton Herald reports.

COLLEGE LIFE: Enrollment at Florida colleges is down 13.5 percent since 2010, the News Service of Florida reports.

EVALUATIONS: Miami-Dade teachers express frustration with their district's performance evaluation model, the Miami Herald reports.

LOBBYING: The Palm Beach School Board establishes a lobbyist registry for those trying to influence its decisions, the Palm Beach Post reports.

TURNAROUNDS: A struggling Palm Beach school makes academic progress under its new principal, the Palm Beach Post reports.

SCHOOL SAFETY: The State Attorney's Office looks into felony charges against two Flagler teens linked to a school bomb threat, the Daytona Beach News-Journal reports. • A Manatee teen is arrested and charged with possession of a loaded gun at his school, the Herald-Tribune reports.

BAD ACTS: A Broward administrator could lose his job after an investigation reveals he used a district credit card to pay for hotel rooms to have an affair with another district employee, the Sun-Sentinel reports. • A Leon County high school teacher is arrested on charges of sexual assault on a minor student, the Tallahassee Democrat reports.

[Last modified: Friday, December 9, 2016 6:53am]


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