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Florida education news: Boundaries, borrowing, budgets and more



BOUNDARIES: Hernando students prepare to attend different schools after attendance zones are redrawn.

BUDGETS: The Hillsborough School Board approves its tentative budget without all the spending details attached. * St. Johns officials worry they don't have much breathing room in their budget, the St. Augustine Record reports.

BORROWING: The Florida Cabinet approves borrowing $285 million for school construction, the News Service of Florida reports.

CLIMATE: Lee County teachers talk about rising stress with their job, the Fort Myers Florida Weekly reports.

CHARTER SCHOOLS: Candidates for education posts around Florida reap contributions from charter school interests, the Florida Times-Union reports.

CLUBS: The Escambia school district rejects a request for a Satanic club to start at a local elementary school, the Pensacola News-Journal reports.

'OLD TECHNOLOGY': Florida education commissioner Pam Stewart suggests textbooks aren't the best way to teach anymore, the Citrus County Chronicle reports.

GIFTED EDUCATION: The Duval School Board postpones a plan on expanding gifted programs, the Florida Times-Union reports.

GENDER ISSUES: For the fifth time in eight months, the Sarasota School Board rejects a plea for a more liberal transgender restroom policy, the Herald-Tribune reports. 

READING LESSONS: A Sarasota elementary school teaches parents how to help their children read, the Herald-Tribune reports.

FREE MEALS: All students at 60 Orange County schools will get free breakfast and lunch, the Orlando Sentinel reports.

[Last modified: Wednesday, August 3, 2016 7:02am]


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