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Florida education news: Bullying, graduation ceremonies, high school sports and more

MORE AUTHORITY: Florida school administrators get added powers to deal with off-campus bullying events that cause problems on campus.

STAY DRY: Hernando County high schools plan indoor graduation ceremonies for 2014 after several rainouts this year.

IN THE BLACK: Polk high school athletics see their budgets drop as they strive to remain self-sufficient, the Ledger reports.

SCHOOL SCHEDULES: Broward superintendent Robert Runcie refuses to drop the seven-period day despite a ruling that it violates teacher contracts, the Sun-Sentinel reports.

UNDER SCRUTINY: Gov. Rick Scott calls into question the financial controls at Florida State College at Jacksonville, the Florida Times-Union reports.

WHICH CAME FIRST? Orange County schools reorder the sequence of math courses for students, putting algebra 2 before geometry, the Orlando Sentinel reports.

BAKE SALES: A federal ban on cafeteria sales of cookies and other popular but low-nutrition items could take a bite out of schools' bottom lines, the Herald-Tribune reports.

CHECK FIRST: The Alachua school district seeks a better way to verify which school a student is zoned for before team tryouts, the Gainesville Sun reports.

[Last modified: Friday, July 5, 2013 6:43am]


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