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Florida education news: Teaching styles, bonuses, vaping and more



HOW HARSH? Questions arise about how far a teacher can go in talking to students after the disciplinary action taken against a successful but brash Pasco County teacher.

BONUSES: Florida lawmakers aim to expand the controversial Best and Brightest bonus that many teachers dislike. • Miami-Dade teachers got their share of the first round last week, the Miami Herald reports.

IGNORED: Parents at five struggling Pinellas elementary schools tell of being intimidated and ignored when they sought to get involved.

CHARTER SCHOOLS: Confusion surrounds plans for a troubled charter school group in Pinellas County.

PUBLIC COMMENT: Manatee School Board members consider changing their rules for speakers at board meetings, the Bradenton Herald reports.

REZONING: Manatee district officials continue to explain plans for closing a school and redrawing attendance boundaries, the Bradenton Herald reports.

PROBLEM SOLVING: Collier fifth graders train for Florida's Odyssey of the Mind competition, the Naples Daily News reports.

VISITOR: Lee's Three Oaks Elementary Bears go into lockdown as a real bear finds its way onto campus, the Fort Myers News-Press reports.

HIGH TECH: Duval schools look into expanding students' choices for computer coding courses, the Florida Times-Union reports.

BAD RELATIONS: Teachers at a Palm Beach school say their principal and area superintendent have been harassing students who complained about not having a permanent math teacher, the Palm Beach Post reports.

EARLY EDUCATION: Escambia's prekindergarten program faces funding challenges, the Pensacola News-Journal reports. The local Head Start program has similar issues, the Pensacola News-Journal reports.

TEACHER PAY: Marion County's inexperienced teachers tend to cluster at the district's neediest schools, the Ocala Star-Banner reports.

TOBACCO FREE: Brevard district leaders examine whether their tobacco free policy extends to vaping, Florida Today reports.

[Last modified: Monday, March 21, 2016 7:04am]


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