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Florida education news: first day, superintendent candidates, bus trouble



FIRST DAY: Motorists have been warned to be mindful of children returning to school today in Pinellas, Pasco and Hernando counties.

SUPERINTENDENT CANDIDATES: Three finalists will interview this week for the top job in Pinellas County Schools. 

BUS TROUBLE: The Palm Beach County School District hopes to avoid the bus troubles it had when school started last year, the Palm Beach Post reports. 

MISSING SCHOOL: Nearly one in 10 students in Florida misses a month or more of school each year, the definition of chronic absenteeism, the Miami Herald reports. 

NEW CLOTHES: A Central Florida charity gives new clothes to homeless children, the Orlando Sentinel reports.

NEW CAFES: The traditional cafeteria has been replaced with new cafes in some Palm Beach County Schools, the Sun Sentinel reports. 

BUILDING ON SUCCESS: Two Polk County schools, the only ones to jump two letter grades last year, hope to build on their success this year and earn A grades, the Ledger reports. 



[Last modified: Monday, August 20, 2012 10:12am]


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