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Education news and notes from Tampa Bay and Florida

Florida education news: Turnaround schools, logos, remedial courses and more

YOU'RE REHIRED: The Pasco school district rehires 16 of 23 Lacoochee Elementary teachers who reapplied for their jobs after being dismissed in advance of an expected third straight D grade.

ANOTHER SEARCH: The Hernando school district is looking for another new chief finance officer.

BIAS? The U.S. Department of Education will investigate allegations of race-based discrimination in the Brevard schools, Florida Today reports.

FIRED: A Martin high school teacher loses her day job over her second job as a bikini model, the Sun-Sentinel reports.

UN-BANNED: An appeals court reverses an order that would have banned a girl who faces aggravated battery charges from attending any Duval public school, the Florida Times-Union reports.

TAKE IT OVER: The Palm Beach School Board asks the county sheriff to take control of the district's police force, the Palm Beach Post reports.

LABOR NEWS: The Marion School Board rejects raises for teachers and support staff during impasse hearings, the Ocala Star-Banner reports.

WE OWN IT: The Miami-Dade school district looks into trademarking and then marketing all logo material from its high schools, the Miami Herald reports.

TOO MUCH REMEDIATION: A new report indicates that many college students are needlessly sent into remedial courses, the Miami Herald reports.

TIME TO CHANGE: The Lee School Board considers revising its policy relating to complaints against employees, the Fort Myers News-Press reports.

BUDGET CUTS: The Lake school district looks into layoffs and closing a learning center to cope with a projected $16 million budget shortfall, the Orlando Sentinel reports.

RELIEVED OF DUTY: A Venice charter school puts its principal on paid administrative leave for unspecified reasons, the Herald-Tribune reports.

[Last modified: Thursday, May 9, 2013 6:22am]


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