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  1. Some want to change Florida education — by amending the state Constitution

    K12

    One Floridian wants the Bible and prayer in the state's public schools. Another seeks to prevent state funds from going to any institution that promotes religion.

    Education is one area officials will explore in depth over the coming months as they weigh whether to put changes in the state Constitution before Florida voters. Members of the Constitution Review Commission will review many ideas, but some are urging them to proceed with caution. The Constitution is so hard to change that any amendments should be considered "permanent or semi-permanent," said Department of Education deputy general counsel Judy Bone. [iStockphoto.com]
  2. SPC provost fired after officials say he waited too long to disclose arrest

    College

    The president of St. Petersburg College has chosen to fire a campus provost after school officials said he strayed from protocol, withholding information about an eyebrow-raising arrest for too long.

    Marvin L. Bright arrived at St. Petersburg College in 2014 to serve as provost of its Tarpon Springs Campus. [Times files]
  3. Extra attention should help Moton Elementary raise its grade, educators say

    K12

    BROOKSVILLE — After two years of trouble at Moton Elementary, the only D-rated school in Hernando County for the past two years, state education leaders have stepped in to help.

    Moton Elementary principal Joe Frana