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Florida education news: Campus security, movies, public records and more

S.O.S.: The University of Florida uses a new smart phone app that lets students call campus security with a tap, the Orlando Sentinel reports.

PASS THE POPCORN: Some Miami-Dade high school students watch movies when not taking FCAT tests, as their classrooms are taken over, the Miami Herald reports.

PUBLIC RECORDS: A Brevard parent wants to see the district's analysis of which schools it might close, but the district says it does not have any records, Florida Today reports.

EAT YOUR GREENS: Braden River High School debuts a salad bar using vegetables from its horticulture program, the Bradenton Herald reports.

SPECIAL EDUCATION: Flagler County students with special needs show higher achievement in math than reading, the Daytona Beach News-Journal reports.

NEXT TEST: Florida prepares to use new statewide assessments after the end of this year's FCAT administration, the Gainesville Sun reports.

[Last modified: Monday, May 5, 2014 5:59am]


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