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Florida education news: Charter schools, combat pay, union dues and more



CHARTER SCHOOLS: Incoming Florida House speaker Richard Corcoran targets "big, for-profit" charter schools that "squeeze out their competition."

COMBAT PAY: Teachers at five consistently struggling Pinellas schools could be paid up to $25,000 more next year.

LABOR NEWS: Teacher unions win a major case in the U.S. Supreme Court that challenged their ability to collect fees from non-members, the NY Times reports. 

TESTING: A Volusia teacher sends her students a note reminding them their test results don't measure their worth, WFTV reports.

SCHOOL RULES: The Volusia School Board approves mandatory student uniforms and relaxes its sports participation rules, the Daytona Beach News-Journal reports.

STARS AND BARS: The Indian River School Board says it will consider banning the Confederate flag at district properties after meeting with NAACP officials, TCPalm reports.

SCHOOL SITES: Residents of northeast Miami-Dade urge their School Board member to take a firm stance on the proposed location of a new school, the Miami Herald reports.

[Last modified: Wednesday, March 30, 2016 6:57am]


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