Marion County is finding a four-day school week may not produce the savings they expect, in Friday’s education headlines.
If four-day school weeks were implemented, Marion County would get funding for 36 fewer school days in 2012-13 | Ocala.com Marion County schools would lose $1.8 million in state transportation money if they cut back to a four-day week. That loss of money would reduce the expected savings from a four-day week by more than 40 percent. (ocala.com)
Alachua County Public Schools officials hope to implement programs to attract more minority teachers | Gainesville.com Alachua County schools are looking to recruit more minority teachers, in part, because research show minority students perform better when taught by a teacher of the same race. (gainesville.com)
TSA agents complete college courses – OrlandoSentinel.com Transportation Security Administration employees are heading back to class at Valencia College, part of a nationwide program to educate the agency’s workforce. (orlandosentinel.com)
Bill pushes earlier start to school year | The News-Press | news-press.com Classes could begin two weeks before Labor Day if lawmakers approve a bill before the Legislature. (news-press.com)
Pinellas student cleared of cyber bullying – Tampa Bay Times The Pinellas County School District has rescinded the three-day suspension of a 16-year-old student accused of bullying a classmate on Facebook. The sheriff’s office has also dropped criminal charges.(tampabay.com)