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Florida education news: Great American Teach-In, board meetings, contract talks and more

a4s_dungy111612b_248293c.jpegSURPRISE: Former Bucs coach Tony Dungy makes an appearance at Pride Elementary School for the Great American Teach-In. • Speakers from many walks of life participate in the Teach-In at Pinellas schools. (Photo special to the Times, Lori Farmer)

FIX IT: The Hillsborough school district must explain how it will avoid future tragedies such as the ones that led to the deaths of two special needs students, the Times editorializes.

LESS TALK, MORE DO: New Duval superintendent Nikolai Vitti proposes a new schedule that has the School Board meeting less often, the Florida Times-Union reports.

ACCUSATIONS: A Brevard high school band director faces termination over allegations that he humiliated students and made graphic sexual comments, Florida Today reports.

LABOR NEWS: Palm Beach teacher contract talks fall apart just shy of a deal, the Palm Beach Post reports.

STILL FAILED: Volusia's schools tax referendum is still defeated after a recount, the Daytona Beach News-Journal reports.

MORE MONEY: UCF president John Hitt gets a big raise and bonus from trustees, the Orlando Sentinel reports.

MATH LESSONS: Some Escambia teachers look eastward for new ways to instruct math, the Pensacola News-Journal reports.

QUICK ACTION: The University of Florida might have a new president selected before the end of the semester, the Gainesville Sun reports.