Florida education news: Court connections, early education, research time and more

President Trump with Judge Brett M. Kavanaugh, his nominee for the Supreme Court, in the White House residence on Monday. (Doug Mills/The New York Times)
President Trump with Judge Brett M. Kavanaugh, his nominee for the Supreme Court, in the White House residence on Monday. (Doug Mills/The New York Times)
Published July 10 2018

CONNECTIONS: Brett Kavanaugh, the newest nominee to the U.S. Supreme Court, has ties to several Florida cases including his defense of Jeb Bush's effort to set up a school voucher program, the Miami Herald reports.

EARLY EDUCATION: Preschool advocates criticize the state's kindergarten readiness test as flawed, the Capitol News Service reports.

IN THE LAB: The University of Florida welcomes high school seniors for summer research opportunities, the Gainesville Sun reports.

SCHOOL MASCOT: Students attending a new Manatee County high school will pick its mascot, but area residents can offer ideas, the Bradenton Herald reports.

TAXES: Palm Beach County's school superintendent drops his proposal to share revenue from a new local property tax increase if voters approve it, the Palm Beach Post reports.

LABOR NEWS: Florida's college adjunct professors continue to seek union protections, most recently at Miami Dade College, the Florida Phoenix reports. • The Leon County Classroom Teachers Association strives to boost membership above 50 percent, WFSU reports.

PERSONALIZED LEARNING: Some Palm Beach County schools are finding student success by tailoring lessons to student needs, Redefined reports.

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