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Florida education news: Technical education, charter schools, history lessons and more

A roundup of education news from across the state.

TECHNICAL EDUCATION: Both the Pinellas and Pasco county school districts seek to open new technical high schools in the fall. Leaders aim to provide different ways to engage students who aren't always interested or successful at the traditional form of education. But it's not the same type of "vocational" school of the past, as Hillsborough's Tampa Bay Tech shows.

CHARTER SCHOOLS: An under-enrolled Pasco County charter school returns more than $175,000 it received in state funds for students who never showed up.

LABOR NEWS: The Hillsborough County school district pushes back against the teacher narrative that the district is withholding raises. • The United School Employees of Pasco makes its salary request for teachers.

#METOO: Some Central Florida students say sexual harassment takes place in school, WKMG reports.

ON THE STUMP: Candidates for Florida governor include education in their priorities, the Associated Press reports.

CPR LESSONS: One student's experience led the Brevard County school district to require CPR lessons for all students, Florida Today reports.

HOMETOWN HISTORY: Sarasota County fourth graders will get to tour the community's historically black neighborhoods and learn their background,  thanks to a new partnership, the Herald-Tribune reports. • Sarasota Booker High students will make a graveyard visit to repair the burial site of their school's namesake, the Herald-Tribune reports.

SUPERINTENDENTS: Broward County superintendent Robert Runcie is in line for a four-year contract extension, the Sun-Sentinel reports.

FUNDING: Palm Beach County School Board members ask their legislative delegation for greater control over the district's tax rate, the Sun-Sentinel reports.

STUDENT DISCIPLINE: Fifteen Somerset Jefferson High School students are arrested after a fight in the cafeteria, the Tallahassee Democrat reports.