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Florida education news: Homeless students, teachers union, dads at school and more



os-homeless-children-school-clothes-20120812.jpegKINDNESS: An Orlando-based charity purchases back-to-school clothing for all 6,500 homeless students in Orange and Osceola counties, the Orlando Sentinel reports. (Orlando Sentinel photo)

QUESTIONS: The new school year opens with Broward teachers wondering about the future of their union, the Sun-Sentinel reports.

GET INVOLVED: The Duval school district encourages dads to get more active in their children's education, starting with bringing them to the first day of classes, the Florida Times-Union reports.

BETTER DATA: Treasure Coast school officials say they plan to use assessments more effectively to improve student testing performance, the Stuart News reports.

SLOW DOWN: Citrus adds new speed zone signs outside six schools, the Citrus County Chronicle reports.

MAKING THE MOVE: A Palm Beach middle school offers a four-day program to ease the transition for new sixth graders, the Palm Beach Post reports.

[Last modified: Monday, August 13, 2012 6:21am]


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