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Florida education news: Charter schools, commencement, prayer and more



CHARTER SCHOOLS: Funding for charter school construction and capital needs remains a point of debate in the Florida Legislature.

GRADUATION DAY: Three Alachua high schools petition to hold their graduation ceremonies at the UF Swamp, the Gainesville Sun reports.

LET US PRAY: The Okaloosa School Board narrowly agrees to resume prayer before its meetings, the Northwest Florida Daily News reports.

FAIR LIFE: Manatee County agriculture students see their lessons come alive at the county fair, the Bradenton Herald reports.

GRADUATION RATES: Bay County schools implement new efforts to improve the district's sagging graduation rate, the Panama City News Herald reports.

OUTSIDE LEARNING: A Brevard elementary school will take a virtual field trip with Google Experiences, Florida Today reports.

HEALTHY SCHOOLS: Duval schools need more nurses, the Florida TImes-Union reports.

GROWTH: Volusia schools see their largest enrollment increase in decades, the Daytona Beach News-Journal reports. * Santa Rosa district leaders consider rezoning elementary school boundaries, the Pensacola News-Journal reports.

LEGAL FEES: The Lake School Board renews its legal counsel, the Orlando Sentinel reports.

SCHOOL SAFETY: Leon school district officials plan to expand the district's resource officer program, the Tallahassee Democrat reports.

[Last modified: Tuesday, January 12, 2016 6:35am]


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