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Education news and notes from Tampa Bay and Florida

Florida education news: Classroom supplies, interns, robocalls and more

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March

BUDGET: Gov. Rick Scott signs Florida's 2017 budget as soon as it hits his desk.

CHOICE: Pinellas schools reopen their choice applications with seats still available in 46 programs. • St. Johns school leaders worry about the definition of "available space" as they consider the Legislature's new open enrollment bill, the St. Augustine Record reports.

SUPPLIES: The Hernando County Education Foundation opens a store to give teachers free classroom materials.

CHARTER SCHOOLS: In Duval County, charter schools underperform compared to traditional schools, the Florida Times-Union reports.

AFTER-SCHOOL PROGRAMS: Florida lawmakers decide against having after-school care providers compete for grant funding, the Miami Herald reports.

PERFORMANCE FUNDING: The Board of Governors re-ranks Florida's universities, WFSU reports.

AUDITS: The Manatee school district sees its financial picture improve according to state auditors, the Bradenton Herald reports.

BOUNDARIES: Three committees recommend new attendance zones for when Manatee's Orange Ridge-Bullock Elementary closes, the Bradenton Herald reports.

TRAINING: Teaching interns learn through work in Volusia schools, the Daytona Beach News-Journal reports.

ROBOCALLS: A Florida court rules that the Seminole district is not a "person" subject to suit under the Telephone Consumer Protection Act, the National Law Review reports.

ON FIRE: Palm Beach district officials criticize a principal's decision to allow a "forbidden" pyrotechnic performance that ended with the performer's face catching fire, the Sun-Sentinel reports.

[Last modified: Friday, March 18, 2016 7:06am]

    

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