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Florida education news: Turnaround schools, charter contracts, athletic transfers and more



TURNING IT AROUND: Perennially struggling Melrose Elementary School aims for success under new leadership and a retaffed faculty.

IN THE DETAILS: A 15-year contract for Pepin Academies charter school in Pasco County hangs on an amendment that remains unclear.

A RIGHT TO PLAY: A judge's order raises questions about the legality of Hillsborough's student-athlete transfer policy.

TOP DOLLAR: The Hernando Education Foundation raises a record amount in a single year.

SINGLE-GENDER SCHOOLS: Duval superintendent Nikolai Vitti says he'd like to add single-gender schools to his district, First Coast News reports. More from the Florida Times-Union.

BEAUTIFICATION: Palm Beach School Board members question the $13,000 expense of prettying up a school in advance of Gov. Rick Scott's visit, the Sun-Sentinel reports.

HANDWRITING: North Florida schools ponder a return to cursive handwriting instruction after having made the move to keyboarding, the Northwest Florida Daily News reports.

SETTLEMENT: Eastern Florida State University changes its gun policy after being sued as precursor to a deal, Florida Today reports.

HIGH GEAR: Supporters quickly begin a campaign in support of a Marion schools property tax referendum, the Ocala Star-Banner reports.

STEM LESSONS: Volusia and Flagler high school students and teachers get lessons in how to make science and math more interesting, the Daytona Beach News-Journal reports.

STANDARDS: The Common Core remains a hot topic in Tallahassee, the Herald-Tribune reports.

CHARTER SCHOOLS: Parents in an isolated part of Leon County propose opening their own charter middle school in conjunction with the district, the Tallahassee Democrat reports.

[Last modified: Saturday, February 8, 2014 6:21am]


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