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Florida education news: Teachers, resource officers, turnaround plans and more



ON LEAVE: The principal of Tampa Prep is placed on leave amid an investigation into allegations against him.

TEACHING TOGETHER: A mother and son become colleagues at Hillsborough's Witter Elementary School.

WATCHFUL EYE: Pinellas teachers get training in how to identify students' mental health problems.

NEW VOICE: Elected without opposition, new Pasco School Board member Colleen Beaudoin focuses her attention on improving academic performance.

CAMPAIGN TRAIL: Candidates make their case for Hernando School Board in District 2 and District 4.

TEACHER TURNOVER: Schools serving low-income communities in St. Lucie County have greater teacher vacancies than others, TC Palm reports. With similar stories for Indian River and Martin counties.

SCHOOL CHOICE: Florida's Opportunity Scholarship program creates new last-minute options for students at low-performing Volusia schools, the Daytona Beach News-Journal reports.

ZIKA: Fighting the mosquito-borne virus could create back-to-school problems for some Miami-Dade communities, the Miami Herald reports.

SECURITY: After a funding fight with city leaders, Marion school officials begin looking for new resource officer options for 2017-18, the Ocala Star-Banner reports.

GUILTY: A former Brevard high school principal pleads guilty to child pornography charges, Florida Today reports.

TURNAROUNDS: An F-rated Orange middle school implements new plans to improve its "crisis" status, the Orlando Sentinel reports.

SPECIAL EDUCATION: A new school for students with autism opens in Escambia County, the Pensacola News-Journal reports.

[Last modified: Friday, August 5, 2016 7:02am]


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