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Florida education news: Dress code, K-8 campus, graduation rates and more



WHAT NOT TO WEAR: Pinellas schools get tough on dress code enforcement.

TRIAL RUN: Pasco's first K-8 school debuts to mostly praise.

REALITY CHECK: The governor's education summit needs to generate honest discussion about Florida's way forward, the Times editorializes.

GRAD RATES: Education commissioner Pam Stewart gets it half true when she boasts about Florida's Hispanic graduation rate, Politifact Florida reports.

ARRESTED: A south Florida charter school teacher is arrested on accusations that she propositioned male students on Facebook, the Sun-Sentinel reports.

TESTING: The Duval school district adopts new tests to assess student reading levels, the Florida Times-Union reports.

LABOR NEWS: Marion athletic coaches protest a proposed cut to their supplemental pay, the Ocala Star-Banner reports. The Marion district also loses dozens of classroom aides through budget cuts, the Star-Banner reports.

BUSTED: A Florida International University fraternity has been stripped of its charter by its national leadership, the Miami Herald reports.

[Last modified: Saturday, August 24, 2013 7:20am]


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