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Florida education news: Attendance zones, free speech, Black Lives Matter and more



ATTENDANCE ZONES: A Pasco advisory committee considers moving students at some of Wesley Chapel's biggest subdivisions to ease crowding at the area's most over-capacity middle and high schools.

WHO'S THE MAN? Buccaneers offensive guard Kevin Pamphile serves as Lanier Elementary School's principal for a day.

FREE SPEECH: Eckerd College announces it won't curtail students' freedom of expression on campus, unlike many other colleges and universities.

LABOR NEWS: The newly formed Calhoun County teachers union elects its first-ever officers, the Calhoun County Record reports.

RACE RELATIONS: Black students rally after a teen brings a Confederate flag to Manatee High School, the Bradenton Herald reports. More from the Herald-Tribune. * Some Pasco high school students, who are minorities, are disciplined for wearing KKK-like robes to school, WFLA reports.

SUPERINTENDENTS: The Lake School Board rates superintendent Susan Moxley higher than the grades district schools receive, the Daily Commercial reports. * Broward School Board members give superintendent Robert Runcie his worst rating in five years, the Sun-Sentinel reports. * Leon superintendent Jackie Pons apologizes for a nasty campaign ad he ran against his opponent, who accepts the offer, the Tallahassee Democrat reports.

IN THE COURTS: The Department of Justice urges the court to hear a case alleging Collier schools refused service to immigrant students, the Naples Daily News reports.

CAMPUS SAFETY: Two Brevard students are arrested after a gun is found in their car on school grounds, Florida Today reports.

WHERE'S THE GAS? An audit shows Palm Beach schools can't account for 234,000 gallons of fuel, the Sun-Sentinel reports.

[Last modified: Friday, September 30, 2016 6:56am]


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