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Florida education news: First-year teachers, school choice, coyotes and more



LIFE LESSONS: A first-year kindergarten teacher learns new approaches in the reality of his Hillsborough County classroom.

SCHOOL CHOICE: Palm Beach County traditional school enrollment grows faster than charter schools' for the first time in a decade, the Palm Beach Post reports.

HELPING HAND: Mentors help students in Manatee County's Take Stock in Children program find success, the Bradenton Herald reports.

WILDLIFE: A Bay County elementary school seeks to remove coyotes from its area, the Panama City News Herald reports.

LAB WORK: Two Polk County schools win grants to expand their STEM programs, the Ledger reports.

IMMIGRANT STATUS: Hundreds of immigrant students remain barred from attending Collier public schools, the Naples Daily News reports.

EARLY EDUCATION: The Duval County school district converts three schools into prekindergarten through second grade early learning centers to help struggling students, the Florida Times-Union reports.

LOOKING BACK: The Monroe County school district survives scandal to end 2016 on a positive note, the Keynoter reports.

'NO ILLEGAL ACTIVITY': An investigative report comes back finding no secxual harassment on the part of former Leon County superintendent Jackie Pons, the Tallahassee Democrat reports.

[Last modified: Tuesday, January 3, 2017 6:42am]


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