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Broward County school Superintendent Dr. Vickie L. Cartwright, left, with newly elected school board members Jeff Holness, Brenda Fam and Allen Zeman during Tuesday's
swearing-in ceremony at Fort Lauderdale High School,
A roundup of Florida education news from around the state
Christian Hardigree is tasked with preserving the small campus’s identity while finding its place in the USF system.
To aid its neediest students, Chasco Middle started a basketball camp where students pay with food donations.
The Spanish-only Pasos al futuro program promotes the importance of higher education.

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  1. Broward County school Superintendent Dr. Vickie L. Cartwright, left, with newly elected school board members Jeff Holness, Brenda Fam and Allen Zeman during Tuesday's
swearing-in ceremony at Fort Lauderdale High School,
  2. USF St. Petersburg Regional Chancellor Christian Hardigree has an office that overlooks Bayboro Harbor. Her task as she settles into the job will be to retain the small campus's unique flavor while ensuring that it remains a vital part of a much larger university.
  3. Attendees of the Pasos al Futuro event listen to a presentation on Nov. 16 in Tampa. The presentation, which was held in Spanish, included information for Hispanic students and their parents on how to prepare for college.
  4. Saryah Marryshow, 13, works on a shooting drill with other students during a charity basketball camp at Chasco Middle School on Saturday, Nov. 19, 2022, in Port Richey.
  5. In this Aug. 22 photo, students walk around the University of Florida campus in Gainesville.
  6. Three Tampa Bay area school boards swore in new members and selected chairpersons to lead them for the next year during special meetings on Tuesday, Nov. 22, 2022. The new chairpersons are, from left: Lisa Cane, Pinellas County; Nadia Combs, Hillsborough County and Megan Harding, Pasco County.
  7. Students from Hillsborough High's Science Buddies service club work with kids at Seminole Elementary to see how many pennies they can support with aluminum foil boats on Friday, Oct. 7, 2022.
  8. Claudia Isom, an independent hearing officer, listens to audience members speak at the Hillsborough County school district headquarters on Thursday, Nov. 17, 2022, in Tampa.
  9. Audience members listen during a forum Thursday on Hillsborough County's sex education curriculum. The forum in Tampa was led by Claudia Isom, an independent hearing officer.
  10. Adriana Novoa, a USF professor, and Sam Rechek, an undergraduate student filed a lawsuit calling for an end to Florida's Stop WOKE Act. A judge has granted a preliminary injunction against the law at Florida colleges and universities.
  11. The University of South Florida has spent more than six months seeking a replacement for provost Ralph Wilcox, shown here touring the school's Bellini Center for Talent Development.
  12. University of South Florida President Rhea Law said during interviews for her job that hiring a new provost would be one of her top priorities.
  13. A broom closet in Northside Elementary School in Bay County is filled with donated shoes for students whose homes were destroyed by Hurricane Michael in 2018.
  14. Superintendent Dr. Vickie Cartwright and school board member Lori Alhadeff during a Broward School Board meeting at the Kathleen C. Wright Center in Fort Lauderdale on Monday.
  15. Lauren Lemasters directs a question to Sen. Ben Sasse during a University of Florida board of trustees on Nov. 1, 2022, in Gainesville. The resolution to impeach her will not be moving forward after a nine-member committee voted it down.
  16. Gov. DeSantis is presented with "The Liberty Sword" during the Moms for Liberty National Summit on Friday, July 15, 2022 in Tampa. DeSantis and the organization are on the leading edge of a national push for more right-leaning cultural policies in schools.
  17. President Joe Biden speaks about student loan debt relief at Delaware State University in October.
  18. Ron DeSantis speaks to a crowd of supporters during his election night party at the Tampa Convention Center on Tuesday, Nov. 8, 2022, in Tampa, Florida.
  19. President Joe Biden speaks about student loan debt relief at Delaware State University, Oct. 21 in Dover, Del. A U.S. judge in Texas on Thursday blocked Biden's plan to provide millions of borrowers with up to $20,000 apiece in federal student-loan forgiveness.
  20. Tropical Storm Nicole made landfall near Vero Beach around 3 a.m. on Thursday. The storm was a category 1 at landfall but was quickly downgraded to a tropical storm.
  21. A view from the St. Petersburg campus of the University of South Florida, one of several state universities that have expressed concern about a proposed statewide policy for reviewing tenured faculty.
  22. The names of two new school board members soon will be added to this sign outside the Pinellas County school district headquarters in Largo. The hard work of becoming effective in the job comes next, veteran board members said.
  23. Sen. Ben Sasse listens to public comments during a University of Florida board of trustees meeting on Nov. 1, where he was selected as the school's next president. The state Board of Governors confirmed the pick on Wednesday at its meeting in Tampa.
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