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Florida education news: Boundaries, bonuses, bomb threats and more



SCHOOL ZONES: The Pasco School Board approves new elementary school boundaries in Wesley Chapel despite parent protests.

ON THE RUN: Pasco elementary schools use running to impart bigger lessons to students.

IT TAKES A VILLAGE: The new Southside St. Petersburg Community PTA gets to work.

BONUSES: Three Sarasota teachers challenge the state's Best and Brightest program, the Herald-Tribune reports.

COPYCAT: Two Lee schools evacuate because of bomb threats, Fox 4 reports. * One Duval school evacuates because of a bomb threat, the Florida Times-Union reports. * The Miami-Dade and Broward school districts receive threats deemed not credible, NBC Miami reports.

NEW SCHOOLS: Manatee residents advocate for a new high school, the Bradenton Herald reports. * Lee officials are running out of possible sites to place a new high school, the Naples Daily News reports.

ESSA: Lake district leaders like the new federal rules, the Daily Commercial reports.

TECHNOLOGY: The McKeel charter schools put an iPad in every student's hands, the Ledger reports.

CALENDARS: Palm Beach schools buck the state trend to keep the first day of school in late August, the Sun-Sentinel reports.

LIFESAVERS: An Alachua school nurse and teachers save the life of a choking student, the Gainesville Sun reports.

[Last modified: Thursday, December 17, 2015 6:46am]


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