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Florida education news: Election day, high school graduation, dress code and more



a4s_turnout020212_209046c.jpegGO VOTE: Florida has its primary election today for several school board and superintendent races, as well as state Legislature. See our Know Your Candidates section before casting your ballot. (Times file photo)

CONFUSION: New Florida law changing the rules about high school graduation has caused scheduling concerns for some Hernando high school students. 

NO PROOF: A Pasco school district investigation turns up no evidence that three administrators improperly tried to coerce a former assistant principal to back superintendent Heather Fiorentino's reelection bid.

BACK OFF: Hilton Gardens Inn owners warn USF Sarasota-Manatee to stop talking about their property as a possible new site for student housing, the Herald-Tribune reports.

GOING UP: Manatee schools increase the cost of before- and after-school programs, the Bradenton Herald reports.

RECORD: The number of Broward students receiving subsidized lunches hits an all-time high, with the number expected to continue rising, the Sun-Sentinel reports.

FLOODED: The Palm Beach school district gets 36 new charter school applicants, the Palm Beach Post reports.

UNIFORMS: The start of school means a new strict dress code for Flagler students, the Daytona Beach News-Journal reports.

GOALS: Florida Polytechnic University trustees begin setting a timetable to get the new school up and running, the Ledger reports.

EXTENDED DAY: Seven Alachua schools add an hour to their class day for extra reading instruction, the Gainesville Sun reports.

[Last modified: Tuesday, August 14, 2012 6:47am]


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