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Education news and notes from Tampa Bay and Florida

Florida education news: Enrollment, school grades, free bus rides and more

GROWTH: State forecasters say Florida's public school enrollment will increase by 1.1 percent to a new record high, Florida Politics reports.

TESTING: Candidates for Leon County schools superintendent debate approaches to reducing student testing, WFSU reports.

SCHOOL GRADES: Some Florida superintendents contend 2015-16 school grades won't accurately reflect performance, Bay News 9 reports.

CAPITAL FUNDING: Most of the St. Lucie school district's capital projects tax revenue is allocated to debt repayment, TCPalm reports.

COLLEGE COSTS: Collier high school graduates set a district record for scholarship awards, the Naples Daily News reports.

DESEGREGATION: The St. Johns school district is one of Florida's few remaining districts under a federal desegregation order, and it wants out, the Florida Times-Union reports.

BUSING: Leon County high school students soon could get free rides on public transportation, allowing the school district to change its bell schedules, the Tallahassee Democrat reports.

[Last modified: Friday, July 8, 2016 6:06am]


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