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Florida education news: Common Core, teaching lessons, salary schedules and more

COMMON CORE COMMENTS: As Florida prepares for public forums on the Common Core, some leaders question whether officialdom is listening.

HOW TO TEACH: Florida Gulf Coast University trains professors who have limited classroom experience in how to work with students, the Fort Myers News-Press reports.

LABOR NEWS: Miami-Dade teachers are close to a contract that would give them raises and revamp their pay schedule, the Miami Herald reports.

STOP BULLYING: Flagler and Volusia schools join forces to try to end bullying, the Daytona Beach News-Journal reports.

NO THANKS: New Florida rules will allow students to decide whether they need college remedial courses, the Fort Myers News-Press reports.

MISSING: Lake officials blame poor inventory systems for the disappearance of thousands of dollars worth of equipment, the Orlando Sentinel reports.

TOO CROWDED: Anna Maria Elementary in Manatee struggles to cope with full classrooms as its surrounding community battles over housing dynamics, Herald-Tribune columnist Tom Asposporos writes.