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Florida education news: Choice, budgets, charter schools and more



SCHOOL CHOICE: Florida House education leaders say 2017 is the year to "blow open" school choice opportunities. • An Alachua County teacher wants the city of Gainesville to recognize public schools rather than school choice, WUFT reports.

BUDGET CUTS: Florida education commissioner Pam Stewart offers millions of dollars in possible cuts to the state education budget. • Florida's university leaders prepare for a tight year, as well, the News Service of Florida reports.

CHARTER SCHOOLS: A Miami-Dade County neighborhood drops its four-year battle against a charter school rising nearby, the Miami Herald reports.

SCHOOL SAFETY: Two Sumter County teens are arrested on accusations they plotted to shoot up their charter school in the Villages, the Daily Commercial reports.

LITERACY LESSONS: A Flagler County elementary school sets up a "cafe" in its media center to entice more children to read, the Daytona Beach News-Journal reports.

TEACHER DISCIPLINE: Two Manatee County former teachers are penalized by the state Education Practices Commission, the Herald-Tribune reports.

PRIORITIES: The Florida Board of Governors chairman sets goals for the state university system for the coming year, the Tallahassee Democrat reports.

SEX ED: A Miami-Dade community organizer calls for a comprehensive sex education program in local schools, WLRN reports.

[Last modified: Friday, January 27, 2017 6:43am]


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