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Florida education news: Fears of a contentious transgender debate, Alachua's new interim leader and more



BACKING AWAY: The Hillsborough County School Board, citing fears of a contentious meeting, cancels a scheduled vote on adding protections for transgender students.

TEMPORARY FIX: The Alachua County School Board appoints a familiar face, Sandy Hollinger, to run the district until its finds a permanent superintendent to replace Owen Roberts, the Gainesville Sun reports.

SECOND CHANCE: A federal judge in August upheld the Lake County School District's refusal to allow a Gay-Straight Alliance club at a middle school. Now a federal appeals court will hear the ACLU's arguments against that ruling, the Daily Commercial reports.

RESULTS ARE IN: Students in Duval County district schools outperformed those in charters on most state tests, the Florida Times-Union reports.

LOOSE ENDS: Too many staffers at Florida State College at Jacksonville had access to students' financial and academic information, the U.S. Department of Education says in a report that also cites other mostly minor problems, the Florida Times-Union reports.

PROFILE: Meet the one-time University of Central Florida finance major who now manages development of the school's downtown Orlando campus. He is 28-year-old Michael Kilbride, who ran into controversy while student body president, the Orlando Sentinel reports.

NEW FACES: The Broward County School Board approves five new principals, the Sun Sentinel reports.

[Last modified: Monday, June 27, 2016 10:59pm]


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