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Education news and notes from Tampa Bay and Florida

Florida education news: Charter schools, choice, grades and more

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January

CHARTER SCHOOLS: A Pinellas charter school begins seeking a new, less troubled management company.

SCHOOL CHOICE: Florida lawmakers seek to relax transfer rules for high school athletes. More from the News Service of Florida.

NO SMOKING: The University of South Florida implements a campus tobacco ban.

READINESS: Lake district officials want to see more students graduate prepared for college, the Daily Commercial reports.

SCHOOL GRADES: The Citrus School Board calls on the state to stop using test results to grade schools, the Citrus County Chronicle reports.

LAWSUITS: The 2009 case challenging Florida's ability to provide all children a uniform and high quality education goes to trial in March, the Gainesville Sun reports.

ABSENTEEISM: A new Bay County civic group aims to get parents to improve their children's school attendance, the Panama City News Herald reports.

HANDS-ON: Students at a Brevard elementary school study "space school," Florida Today reports.

JOYLESS: A Duval teacher retires six months early because of all the micromanagement of teachers' jobs, the Florida Times-Union reports.

FUNDING: Palm Beach will cut back district administration to put more money into schools, the Palm Beach Post reports.

NAMING: Some community members want to talk about renaming an Orange middle school named after Robert E. Lee, the Orlando Sentinel reports.

MAKEOVER: Manatee district officials will consider closing, merging and building schools, the Herald-Tribune reports.

[Last modified: Monday, January 18, 2016 6:50am]

    

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