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Florida education news: Crowding, vouchers, retention and more

CROWDING: Thousands of Florida students could pour into crowded public schools if the courts eventually find tax credit scholarships unconstitutional.

SUPERINTENDENTS: Four of five Hernando School Board members give superintendent Lori Romano a solid evaluation.

TOP STUDENTS: Proflies of "Great Grads" from Plant High, Jesuit High and Newsome High.

NEVER TOO LATE: An Opa-Locka woman completes her high school diploma decades after starting, WSVN reports.

HEALTHY SCHOOLS: The Manatee school district considers opening a walk-in health clinic for employees, the Bradenton Herald reports.

THIRD-GRADE RETENTION: The Manatee school district stands by its position that portfolios may be used only for students who have taken and done poorly on tests, despite actions by other districts, the Bradenton Herald reports.

ON POLITICS: Miami-Dade School Board member Raquel Regalado resigns her seat in advance of her expected run for county mayor, the Miami Herald reports.

MOVING ON: The Ocala Star-Banner continues its chronicle of children in the class of 2020 as they prepare to enter high school.

MAGNETS: The Palm Beach school district pursues a grant to help it create a south county arts middle magnet school, the Palm Beach Post reports.

TESTING: About 200 students at an Orange County high school will have to retake their AP exams because of problems with the testing room setup, the Orlando Sentinel reports.

SUBSTITUTES: The use of substitute teachers is on the rise in Polk County and nationally nationally, the Ledger reports.

LABOR NEWS: A magistrate recommends higher raises for Broward County teachers, the Sun-Sentinel reports.

[Last modified: Monday, May 30, 2016 7:58am]


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