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Education news and notes from Tampa Bay and Florida

Florida education news: Back to school, extended days, food trucks and more



BACK TO SCHOOL: Tampa area students prepare to return to classes in less than three weeks. See the Times back-to-school section for all sorts of information.

LONGER DAYS: Students attending Florida elementary schools with the lowest FCAT reading performance face an extra hour of instruction daily, the Orlando Sentinel reports.

SETTING VALUES: The Manatee School Board discusses its values and mission during a training session, the Bradenton Herald reports.

SUSPENDED: Two top Manatee administrators were placed on leave Monday amid a continuing investigation into groping allegations at Manatee High, the Herald-Tribune reports. More from the Bradenton Herald.

JUST RIGHT: The Duval School Board and superintendent reach consensus on academic achievement goals for the coming year, the Florida Times-Union reports.

SECURITY: Walton officials prepare to keep deputies in all schools, although some funding questions remain, the Northwest Florida Daily News reports.

WHAT'S FOR LUNCH: Specialty food trucks will make appearances at some Miami-Dade schools, the Miami Herald reports.

SPEAKING YOUR LANGUAGE: Miami Edison Senior High plans to expand its successful dual-language immersion program for Creole speakers, the Miami Herald reports.

PARENT INVOLVEMENT: The Lee district seeks ways to get parents more active in their kids' schools, the Fort Myers News-Press reports.

WRONG VOTE? Florida university trustees that supported tuition or fee increases find themselves non-reappointed by Gov. Rick Scott when their terms come due, the Tallahassee Democrat reports.

[Last modified: Tuesday, August 6, 2013 6:14am]


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