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Florida education news: Turnaround students, university tuition, school safety and more

NEW LEASES: The Pasco school district celebrates students who turned their lives around to find success.

VETO BOUND? Florida university leaders expect Gov. Rick Scott to veto tuition increases in the new state budget, which arrived on the governor's desk Thursday. • University of Florida leaders say they're happy with the way the legislative session turned out, the Gainesville Sun reports.

STILL THE SAME: Despite much talk, Florida lawmakers leave the state's budget for school safety measures largely unchanged, the Ledger reports. • A Duval elementary student is arrested for bringing an unloaded gun to school, the Florida Times-Union reports.

DOUBLE DIPPERS: An audit uncovers that several teachers at a Broward school are being paid for extracurricular activities at the same time they're working their teaching jobs, WSVN reports.

ON THE BLOCK: The Manatee school district hopes to get $2 million closer to fiscal stability with the sale of some land, the Herald-Tribune reports.

WHAT ABOUT US? Sarasota school support workers wonder whether they're included in the raise money lawmakers gave to school districts for teachers, the Herald-Tribune reports.

NIMBY: Neighborhood protests don't stop the Miami-Dade School Board from approving a charter for a proposed 2,000-student charter school, the Miami Herald reports.

SCHOOL NAMING: The Marion School Board wrestles with its school naming policy as it seeks to honor an ailing but living former superintendent, which rules don't permit, the Ocala Star-Banner reports.

HOW TO: Florida teachers can learn more about the Common Core at state-sponsored summer camps, State Impact Florida reports.

TEACHER DISCIPLINE: A Gadsden middle school teacher is suspended on allegations of inappropriate behavior to a student, the Tallahassee Democrat reports.

[Last modified: Friday, May 10, 2013 6:16am]


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