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Florida education news: Teacher transfers, hairdos, prepaid tuition and more



TRANSFER TIME: Teachers switching schools midyear prompt conversation about whether the Pasco school district should limit the time frame for transfers.

SCHOLARLY: Plant High's 2009 valedictorian is named a Rhodes scholar. • Broward teacher Luis Espinosa wins a Milken award for outstanding classroom work, the Sun-Sentinel reports.

DRESS CODE: An Orlando private Christian school gives an African-American student one week to cut her hair or leave, reports.

SCHOOL SAFETY: Two Leon schools increase law enforcement presence after facing threats, WCTV reports.

TOO COSTLY: Many Florida families say they're priced out of the state's prepaid tuition program, ABC Action News reports.

ON THE RIGHT PATH: Complaints about Broward's student busing system have decreased as district officials work to improve the service, the Sun-Sentinel reports.

FIRED: A Marion teacher is let go for misconduct in her treatment of a student with autism, the Ocala Star-Banner reports.

CAMPUS LIFE: Florida Polytechnic University trustees approve the school's first dormitory for when the campus opens, the Ledger reports.

OUTSIDER: An esteemed Miami-Dade private academy hires its first non-family head of school, the Miami Herald reports.

MATH LAWSUIT: A judge rejects a Seminole family's legal challenge to their son being removed from a challenging math class, the Orlando Sentinel reports.

OPTING OUT: A group of Lee families fights against what they consider over-testing in the schools, the Fort Myers News-Press reports.

NEEDS IMPROVEMENT: The Escambia district works to improve its high first-grade retention rate, the Pensacola News-Journal reports.

[Last modified: Wednesday, November 27, 2013 7:37am]


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