Florida education news: Dress code, testing, travel and more
DRESS CODE: A Ridgewood High senior calls for a dress code protest, and gets threatened with possible arrest.
TESTING: Most of the children whose parents challenged Florida's third grade retention law remain in third grade as their court case lingers, the Orlando Sentinel reports.
PRAYER: The FHSAA seeks dismissal of Cambridge Christian's lawsuit over prayer at its state championship football game, the News Service of Florida reports.
TRAVEL: Hillsborough School Board member Susan Valdes says she won't stop her district-paid travel despite a travel ban for all employees, ABC Action News reports. Her travel expenses have been an issue since 2006.
SETTLEMENT: The Clay School Board settles a case with a family claiming its child with autism was abused in class, the Florida Times-Union reports.
CONSTRUCTION FUNDS: The Santa Rosa school district will seek renewal of its local sales tax for capital projects, the Pensacola News-Journal reports.
LABOR NEWS: The Florida Education Association launches a Hillary Clinton voter drive and pledges to fight conservative Florida education policies, Politico Florida reports.
TURNAROUNDS: Parents and teachers at a struggling Polk middle school are confident improvement will come, the Ledger reports.
EMPLOYEE DISCIPLINE: Two Broward school bus drivers and an attendant are fired for inappropriate behavior, the Sun-Sentinel reports.
EQUITY: A group of protesters calls for more equal distribution of resources to Miami-Dade inner city schools, the Miami Herald reports.