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Florida education news: Teaching jobs, religion in schools, testing woes and more

TURNAROUNDS: The Tampa area's lowest performing schools look to attract and retain top teachers.

BUDGETS: Hillsborough school district leaders have yet to make big cost-cutting decisions in a tight financial year.

RELIGION: Hillsborough superintendent Jeff Eakins again defends the role religious institutions have played in district schools.

TESTING TROUBLE: A Hernando school's leadership team is removed over questions of testing improprieties.

SCANDAL: An indicted former Palm Beach School Board member is linked to a vast cybercrime empire, the Palm Beach Post reports.

LABOR NEWS: Volusia teacher union leaders complain that district principals make more than the state average while district teachers make less, the Daytona Beach News-Journal reports.

SCIENCE PROJECT: A Duval private school prepares an interactive study of Florida sand with students across Florida, the Florida Times-Union reports.

RETIREMENT FUNDS: Florida's pension system remains strong despite ups and downs in the market, the Ledger reports.

HOT TOPIC: Florida government leaders seek to put more focus on higher education in the coming years, the Sunshine State News reports.

GRADUATION RATE: Indian River schools see their grad rate rise after a Department of Education recalculation, TC Palm reports.

SETTING GOALS: Brevard's superintendent will unveil his six priorities to move the district forward, Florida Today reports.

LAWSUITS: A Monroe family and the school district cannot reach a settlement in a sexual harassment case, the Keynoter reports.

DRESS CODE: Volusia parents and district leaders try to work out the kinks of a new mandatory student uniform requirement, the Daytona Beach News-Journal reports.

CLASSROOM SUPPLIES: Orange County teachers are told they must repay any money from their state-issued debit cards that they used on food for their classrooms, the Orlando Sentinel reports.

HOMEWORK RULES: Broward teachers say students are taking advantage of a policy that allows them to turn in makeup work for unexcused absences, the Sun-Sentinel reports.

SECURITY BREACH: The Social Security numbers of thousands of Palm Beach teachers are accidentally sent to a district vendor, the Sun-Sentinel reports.

MISSING MONEY? Broward officials cannot account for $145,000 intended to resod school athletic fields, the Sun-Sentinel reports.

SAFETY: The St. Johns school district and sheriff's office join forces to prepare for the worst, the St. Augustine Record reports.

[Last modified: Monday, May 9, 2016 6:56am]


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