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Education news and notes from Tampa Bay and Florida

Florida education news: Election aftermath, testing, homecoming royalty and more



POST ELECTION: A Pasco County high school teacher is placed on leave after telling a group of black students not to make him call Donald Trump "to get you sent back to Africa." • A Bay County high school teacher faces complaints after hanging a U.S. flag upside down in his classroom, the Panama City News Herald reports. • Some Miami-Dade high school students protest Donald Trump's election, the Miami Herald reports. • Racist graffiti invoking the KKK and Donald Trump is found on the wall at an Oviedo high school, the Orlando Sentinel reports. • A Brevard teen is arrested at school for punching another student carrying a Donald Trump sign, Florida Today reports.

TURNOVER: Marion County's new superintendent announces the start of a new look administration, the Ocala Star-Banner reports.

COMPETITION: A Bay County charter school offers a set of AP courses not available elsewhere in the region, the Panama City News Herald reports.

REZONING: An advisory committee recommends new attendance boundaries for some Palm Beach County elementary schools, the Palm Beach Post reports.

TESTING: Some parents complain that Florida school districts' adoption of the i-Ready computerized learning system adds too much testing to student loads, the Sun-Sentinel reports.

ROYALTY: A student with autism is elected South Plantation High's homecoming king, the Sun-Sentinel reports.

CONSTRUCTION FUNDS: The Sarasota County Commission increases school impact fees for the first time in nearly a decade, the Herald-Tribune reports.

[Last modified: Friday, November 11, 2016 7:17am]


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