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Education news and notes from Tampa Bay and Florida

Florida education news: Turnarounds, university fees, budget cuts and more



NEW DYNAMICS: Pasco superintendent Kurt Browning's request to have state accountability officials lay off district school turnaround efforts leads to changes in the relationship.

KEY DEPARTURE: USF's medical school dean takes a job at a Pennsylvania university.

NO NEW FEES: The Florida university system Board of Governors rejects proposed fee increases at several universities.

CHALLENGES: Students at three Manatee middle schools take a tough new summer school program designed to help them overcome obstacles in education and life, the Bradenton Herald reports.

HOW BAD? Palm Beach School Board members want more information about safety code violations that staff have deemed serious, the Palm Beach Post reports.

OTHER IDEAS: A Marion School Board member presents an alternate path to cutting costs that would avoid teacher layoffs, the Ocala Star-Banner reports.

SHAKEUP: Lee's new interim superintendent drops two leaders from the district administrative team, the Fort Myers News-Press reports.

NIMBY: Hundreds of west Orange County residents turn out to oppose a proposed new high school site, the Orlando Sentinel reports.

TURNAROUND: Escambia reassigns third- through fifth-grade students out of a struggling elementary school in an effort to improve its performance, the Pensacola News-Journal reports.

SUSPENDED: Two FAMU sororities are suspended amid hazing allegations, the Tallahassee Democrat reports.

[Last modified: Friday, June 21, 2013 6:25am]


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