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Florida education news: Accountability, toy guns, special privileges and more



UNDERWHELMED: Tampa area school district leaders say commissioner Pam Stewart's proposed new school grading system doesn't hit the mark.

WHEN A GUN ISN'T A GUN: The Florida NRA pushes for legislation that would ease punishments on students who bring toy or pretend guns to school.

PUNISHED: A Sarasota elementary school comes under fire when a kindergartner isn't allowed to participate in "no uniform day" with her classmates, WWSB reports.

CONSTRUCTION FUNDING: Agriculture commissioner Adam Putnam proposed a plan to funnel more money into public school construction, the Miami Herald reports.

WHAT'S THAT SMELL? Students at a Brevard high school study forensics with the help of some rotting chickens, Florida Today reports.

'I'M NOT CRAZY': Marion's School Board vice chairwoman makes a rambling five-minute statement that baffles most watching the board meeting, the Ocala Star-Banner reports.

LABOR NEWS: Miami-Dade reaches tentative contract deals with its bus drivers and police officers, the Miami Herald reports.

CHARTER SCHOOLS: The Leon School Board unanimously approves a new charter middle school for an isolated community, the Tallahassee Democrat reports.

[Last modified: Thursday, February 13, 2014 5:45am]


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