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Education news and notes from Tampa Bay and Florida

Florida education news: Dress code, school choice, gun lessons and more



DRESS CODE: A Palm Beach County teen is disciplined after wearing a "Hillary for Prison" t-shirt to school, the Sun-Sentinel reports.

SCHOOL VIOLENCE: Duval County schools have the most reported incidents of school violence in Florida, News 4 Jax reports. • A fight at an Alachua high school sends one student to the hospital, the Gainesville Sun reports.

CHOICE OPTIONS: The Palm Beach County school district adopts a new open enrollment policy to accommodate for new law permitting cross-district transfers, the Sun-Sentinel reports.

GUNS: A Duval mom is upset her son's elementary school taught an NRA-affiliated gun safety lesson in class, Action News Jax reports.

PUBLIC COMMENT: The Miami-Dade School Board limits speakers' right to criticize district workers, NBC Miami reports.

DRINKING WATER: Leon County superintendent Jackie Pons apologizes for his lack of communication amid reports of lead in school water fountains, the Tallahassee Democrat reports.

CAMPAIGN TRAIL: The race for Escambia County schools superintendent features the same candidates for the third straight time, the Pensacola News-Journal reports.

FINDING SUCCESS: Florida state leaders want to get more community college students through university, the Sun-Sentinel reports.

SUPERINTENDENT SEARCH: The St. Johns County School Board reviews its two finalists for superintendent, the St. Augustine Record reports.

[Last modified: Friday, November 4, 2016 7:01am]


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