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Florida education news: Constitutional revision, community colleges, religious speech and more



CONSTITUTION REVISION: Broward County superintendent Robert Runcie has applied to serve on Florida's Constitutional Revision Commission. Are you interested? The application deadline is today.

COMMUNITY COLLEGES: State Sen. Dorothy Hukill files legislation to revise the mission of Florida's state and community college system.

RELIGIOUS SPEECH: Florida Rep. Kim Daniels files a bill to allow a "limited public forum" for religious views at schools, Florida Politics reports.

SAFE CROSSINGS: A Cape Coral parent seeks to add a crosswalk between two local charter schools, the Pine Island Eagle reports.

LAWSUITS: Attorneys accuse former Manatee County superintendent Rick Mills of trying to evade being served papers in a school-related defamation lawsuit, the Bradenton Herald reports.

SCHOOL ZONES: The Bay County school district plans a series of small attendance boundary changes, the Panama City News Herald reports.

NEW SCHOOLS: The Lee County school district aims to make its new Bonita Springs high school stand out from others in the district, the Naples Daily News reports.

ON DEVOS: Dozens of Miami-Dade teachers protest the appointment of Betsy DeVos as U.S. Education secretary, the Miami Herald reports.

TEACHER DISCIPLINE: The Duval County school district takes a tougher line on investigating alleged teacher inappropriate behavior, the Florida Times-Union reports. • A former Lake County high school teacher is arrested on allegations he convinced a student to let him touch her inappropriately in exchange for better grades, the Daily Commercial reports.

CAREER PREPARATION: A Duval County high school lauches a new cyber security career academy, the Florida Times-Union reports.

STUDENT INFORMATION: The Palm Beach County school district prepares to replace its clunky student data website with something easier to navigate, the Palm Beach Post reports.

LEADERSHIP: Questions and rumors remain over why two administrators were removed from a Palm Beach County high school, the Palm Beach Post reports.

LABOR NEWS: Volusia County teachers and their supporters conduct a "walk-in" to rally for better pay and improved conditions, the Daytona Beach News-Journal reports.

BELL SCHEDULES: A majority of Orange County parents prefer later school start times, the Orlando Sentinel reports.

[Last modified: Friday, January 20, 2017 6:53am]


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