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Florida education news: Curriculum frustration, 4,200 students, decentralization and more

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October

FRUSTRATION RISING: Hernando parents push back against curriculum changes they say are not helping children.

TOO BIG? West Orange High School struggles to deal with 4,200 students on a campus built for 3,000, the Orlando Sentinel reports.

INPUT: Manatee district officials ask residents their thoughts on plans to deal with growth, the Bradenton Herald reports.

SAFETY: The Miami-Dade School Board approves two gun violence prevention programs, the Miami Herald reports.

TEACHERS: Just 35 percent of Brevard teachers see their performance evaluations as helpful, Florida Today reports.

WHO'S IN CHARGE? Florida Rep. Manny Diaz sees his bill to give principals more autonomy as a step toward decentralization and school takeovers, Politico Florida reports.

CHARTER SCHOOLS: A Palm Beach charter leader is accused of steering school money to his personal business, the Palm Beach Post reports. * The Orange School Board approves three charters and rejects two others, the Orlando Sentinel reports.

[Last modified: Thursday, October 15, 2015 6:51am]

    

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