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Florida education news: Parent support, university chancellor, elected education commissioner and more



SHOW OF SUPPORT: Parents have no doubts about taking their children to Hernando's Eastside Elementary despite its recent F grade from the state.

HERDING CATS: Florida's next university system chancellor will need political skill to keep the schools moving ahead.

DON'T GO CHANGING: Florida does not need an elected education commissioner, the Sun-Sentinel editorializes.

DUAL DEAL: Daytona State College and its two local school districts reach an agreement on dual enrollment funding, the Daytona Times reports.

PARENTS PAY: The FHSAA proposes a drug testing model for high school athletes in which parents would cover the costs, the Sun-Sentinel reports.

FELONY CHARGES: Four Manatee administrators are charged with felony counts of not reporting child abuse in a recent investigation of a former assistant football coach, the Bradenton Herald reports. More from the Herald-Tribune.

GROWING: The Walton school district sees its enrollment rise faster than it can keep up with, the Northwest Florida Daily News reports.

GET INVOLVED: Polk's superintendent urges business leaders to help set expectations for graduates, the Ledger reports.

SHARING: The Miami-Dade school district will open five school media centers to the public to ease the blow of closing county libraries, the Miami Herald reports.

LEGAL SERVICES: The Monroe School Board looks into hiring a staff lawyer, the Keynoter reports.

CLOSING DOWN: A Volusia Christian school shuts its doors after enrollment plummets, the Daytona Beach News-Journal reports.

NEVER MIND: The Lee School Board calls off its national superintendent search, saying it's pleased with the performance of the interim leader, the Fort Myers News-Press reports.

[Last modified: Friday, August 16, 2013 8:12am]


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