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Education news and notes from Tampa Bay and Florida

Florida education news: Civil rights, high school sports, opting out and more



CIVIL RIGHTS: The U.S. Department of Education opens an investigation into whether Pinellas County schools discriminate against black students.

STUDENT ATHLETES: The Florida Legislature gives high school athletes more freedom to keep playing sports after they transfer schools.

TESTING: A tiny number of Manatee third graders are recorded as opting out of the Florida Standards Assessments, the Bradenton Herald reports.

SCIENCE LESSONS: Manatee schools launch a science curriculum based on cooking, food and nutrition, the Bradenton Herald reports.

LEARN TO DRIVE: The Bay school district restarts its driver education program after a decade without, the Panama City News Herald reports.

HIS TEAM: Palm Beach superintendent Robert Avossa rebuilds his administration with officials from his previous district, the Palm Beach Post reports.

PAPERWORK: Papers containing personal information of a closed Volusia charter school are exposed after they blow out of a dumpster, the Daytona Beach News-Journal reports.

IB: The Lake school district considers adding International Baccalaureate to two high schools, the Orlando Sentinel reports.

MAINTENANCE: Three Broward schools in need of repairs again will have to wait longer for the work, the Sun-Sentinel reports.

LABOR NEWS: Anna Fusco is the new president of the Broward Teachers Union, the Sun-Sentinel reports.

[Last modified: Tuesday, April 5, 2016 6:55am]


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