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Florida education news: Tobacco-free schools, superintendent search, early learning and more



NO SMOKING: The Pasco school district's health advisory committee recommends changing rules so all district buildings can become tobacco-free.

WHO WANTS TO BE SUPERINTENDENT? Alachua launches a national search for its next district leader, the Gainesville Sun reports.

EARLY EDUCATION: An advisory panel works on proposals to standardize licensing and staffing requirements for Florida's early learning programs, the Florida Current reports.

WORKING ON IT: Manatee district leaders prepare a new list of spending cuts after finding another budget shortfall, the Bradenton Herald reports. More from the Herald-Tribune.

BIG MONEY: Palm Beach School Board members want to reconsider $381,000-worth of lobbying contracts, the Palm Beach Post reports. (Subscription required)

SAFETY PRECAUTION: The Okaloosa school district plans to buy cameras for all its school buses, the Northwest Florida Daily News reports.

TOO FAR: About 18 Okaloosa high school students face criminal charges over vandalism acts committed before the "big game," the Northwest Florida Daily News reports.

VALUE ADDED? New value-added data shows Bay schools improving, but raises questions among district leaders, the Panama City News Herald reports.

LABOR NEWS: Lee teachers overwhelmingly support a new contract with raises, the Fort Myers News-Press reports.

PERCEPTION PROBLEMS: Florida's technical centers work to overcome the stigma often attached to vocational programs, the Fort Myers News-Press reports.

TECH TRANSFORMATION: Sarasota schools begin the move away from paper textbooks, the Herald-Tribune reports.

[Last modified: Wednesday, October 30, 2013 5:57am]


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