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Florida education news: Athletic transfers, fish poop, lice and more



ATHLETIC TRANSFERS: A Sickles High senior sues the Hillsborough school district over its student-athlete transfer policy, contending it violates state law. • Pasco's transfer policy, facing a similar lawsuit, also has come under criticism by School Board members for other reasons.

FISH POOP: Agriculture students at Pasco Centennial Middle learn there's money to be made in the waste of the tilapia they're raising.

DIGITAL CITIZENSHIP: Some Pinellas students get lessons in how to best use social media.

SHUT DOWN: A private Palm Beach school for students with special needs closes after the Florida Department of Education stops paying out McKay Scholarships to the school, CBS 12 reports. • The Collier school district moves to shut down a troubled charter school, the Naples Daily News reports.

SKIPPING SCHOOL: Manatee officials look for ways to combat truancy, the Bradenton Herald reports.

ITCHY HEADS: Parents in states including Florida question new policies that let kids with lice back into school, the Associated Press reports.

TIME FOR CHANGE: The Duval School Board unanimously agrees to proceed with an effort to rename a school that carries the name of a KKK grand dragon, the Florida Times-Union reports.

MONEY MAKER: Marion's food services department turns a tidy profit, the Ocala Star-Banner reports.

TEACHER EVALUATIONS: Santa Rosa leaders find several errors in state data regarding teacher evaluations, raising questions about the system, the Pensacola News-Journal reports.

DRUG CHECK: Wakulla deputies find little in a narcotics sweep at four local schools, the Tallahassee Democrat reports.

[Last modified: Saturday, November 9, 2013 6:40am]


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