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Education news and notes from Tampa Bay and Florida

Florida education news: Charter schools, Bright Futures, new schools and more



BUDGET: Florida lawmakers strike deals in education and other key areas as they appear likely to complete their session on time. More from the Palm Beach Post.

CHARTER SCHOOLS: Three troubled Pinellas charter schools get a new management company that raises questions for school district officials. • Bay County schools authorize a grant to support a charter school previously run by the same company that operated the troubled Pinellas schools, the Panama City News Herald reports.

BRIGHT FUTURES: Fewer Florida students qualify for the state's Bright Futures scholarship, the Orlando Sentinel reports.

GROWTH: The St. Johns school district aims to open three new schools in 2017, the St. Augustine Record reports.

EVALUATIONS: Some Orange County teachers complain about their annual rating system, the Orlando Sentinel reports.

STAFFING: Manatee district officials propose a conservative school staffing plan while awaiting final budget information, the Bradenton Herald reports. More from the Herald-Tribune.

CALENDARS: The Collier school district adds parents to the committee that creates its academic calendar, the Naples Daily News reports.

LABOR NEWS: The Lee School Board approves a new contract for teachers, the Fort Myers News-Press reports.

TENSIONS: Duval's superintendent and School Board members iron out their differences, the Florida Times-Union reports.

NIMBY: Some Bonita Springs residents plan to sue to stop a new school in their community, the Fort Myers News-Press reports.

[Last modified: Wednesday, March 9, 2016 6:56am]


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