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Education news and notes from Tampa Bay and Florida

Florida education news: Construction funds, test scores, school closings and more



FUNDING: Rep. Janet Adkins gets it Mostly True when she says Florida's traditional public schools are better funded for capital projects than charter schools, Politifact Florida reports. School district leaders worry that a change to the rules could hurt their construction efforts, the Orlando Sentinel reports. More from the Fort Myers News-Press.

TENSE TIMES: A battle between Duval School Board members and their superintendent escalates, First Coast News reports. More from the Florida Times-Union.

SCHOOL GRADES: The Orange school district will hold a series of public meetings to explain Florida's new grading formula, the Orlando Sentinel reports.

STANDARDS: Florida's testing vendor AIR says Florida's scoring standards are as tough as NAEP levels in grades four and eight, the Sunshine State News reports.

ENROLLMENT PLANS: Manatee officials consider closing some schools to rebalance enrollment, the Bradenton Herald reports. More from the Herald-Tribune.

CHARTER SCHOOLS: The Lake School Board rejects a new charter school's proposal to open a year late, the Daily Commercial reports.

SCHOOL SITES: Bonita Springs parents grow frustrated with the lack of movement to bring their community a high school, the Naples Daily News reports. More from the Fort Myers News-Press.

MISSING MONEY: Monroe's superintendent is to give a report on money missing from a day care program, the Keynoter reports.

GEARING UP: Students at a Volusia high school can buy clothing with credits they earn at school, the Daytona Beach News-Journal reports.

CONSULTANTS: The Leon school district suspends a contract with a consultant accused of misconduct with teachers in Alachua County, the Tallahassee Democrat reports.

[Last modified: Tuesday, February 23, 2016 6:43am]


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