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Florida education news: Civics, Facebook comments, school grades and more

imgres.jpegDON'T KNOW MUCH ABOUT ... Florida eighth graders soon will need to pass a civics end-of-course exam to move into high school. 

BAD MOVE? The Pasco School Board criticizes the superintendent's decision to transfer a well-regarded administrator

ONLINE COMMENTS: A Manatee teacher could lose her certificate for making disparaging comments about a student in a Facebook thread, the Herald-Tribune reports. More from the Bradenton Herald.

STAY SAFE: The Miami-Dade school district joins with other agencies to raise awareness about human sex trafficking, the Miami Herald reports.

FOR THE TREES: The Broward school district is cited for removing several mature mahogany trees without permits, the Sun-Sentinel reports.

LAWSUIT: A former Palm Beach student is suing the school district over a 2009 bullying incident, the Sun-Sentinel reports.

EVERYONE COUNTS: Schools for students with special needs expect added scrutiny under Florida's new school grading system, Florida Today reports.

MOOT POINT: The Polk school district's student transfer policy limits the reach of Florida's new student-athlete transfer law, the Ledger reports.

GAMBLE: Several central Florida school districts have reduced their hurricane insurance coverage, the Orlando Sentinel reports.

[Last modified: Thursday, July 5, 2012 6:19am]


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