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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.

[Last modified: Friday, October 21, 2016 7:20am]


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