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Florida education news: Discrimination, construction, recognition and more



DISCRIMINATION: Hillsborough school district officials say the system has improved its treatment of black students. • The Brevard school district considers expanding its nondiscrimination policies to include LGBT individuals, Florida Today reports.

CONSTRUCTION FUNDING: More school districts challenge a Florida House Appropriations presentation accusing them of overspending, WFSU reports.

AWARDS: Lake County's Rhonda Hunt is named Florida Principal of the Year, the Daily Commercial reports. • Indian River's Anne Bieber is named Florida Assistant Principal of the Year, TCPalm reports.

SCHEDULING: Indian River officials want to have all their middle schools begin and end at the same time, TCPalm reports.

3 MOMS: Some Volusia parents organize a growing effort to tackle concerns in the schools, the Daytona Beach News-Journal reports.

DISCIPLINE: An Escambia mom wants to know why her son is the only one of three boys punished for a school bus incident, the Pensacola News-Journal reports.

SUPERINTENDENTS: Two former Polk School Board members say the superintendent should be dismissed amid accusations of misconduct, the Ledger reports.

HEALTHY SCHOOLS: A Leon school plans to open a full-service wellness clinic for students and staff, the Tallahassee Democrat reports.

[Last modified: Tuesday, February 9, 2016 6:49am]


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