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Florida education news: Bus rides, feeder patterns, computer coding and more



WALK TO SCHOOL: The Hillsborough School Board will discuss curtailing courtesy bus rides for nearly 7,500 students.

FIXING FEEDERS: The Polk school district puts an extra emphasis on the elementary schools that send unprepared fifth graders into low-performing middle schools, the Ledger reports. 

BUS SAFETY: Florida parents can take several steps to ensure their children are safe riding the bus to school, News 4 Jax reports.

REMOVED: A Manatee elementary school principal is stripped of her job for "disciplinary reasons," the Bradenton Herald reports.

COMPUTER CODING: Alachua schools stress the importance of learning computer language, the Gainesville Sun reports. • A Miami-Dade teen teaches other girls how to code during an after-school program, the Miami Herald reports.

DRINK PATROL: A Lee middle school tells students they can bring only clear plastic drinking bottles to campus, the Fort Myers News-Press reports.

SUPERINTENDENT SEARCH: The Lake School Board selects seven candidates to consider as its next superintendent, the Daily Commercial reports.

REAL WORLD ADVICE: Some Rollins College economics students offer insights to Winter Park High students, the Orlando Sentinel reports.

PUBLIC RECORDS: The State Attorney's Office says two Polk School Board members did not violate state Sunshine Law with emails about an upcoming meeting, the Ledger reports.

LABOR NEWS: Sarasota school bus drivers seek raises, the Herald-Tribune reports.

LAWSUITS: The Sarasota School Board is expected to settle a case involving a student who was sexually assaulted at a middle school, the Herald-Tribune reports.

[Last modified: Tuesday, December 6, 2016 6:56am]


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