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Florida education news: Gender, STEAM, library books and more

GENDER ISSUES: Florida school districts take differing approaches to dealing with transgender students, WFSU reports. More from the Florida Times-Union. A Lake pastor collects thousands of signatures to petition against transgender bathrooms in schools, the Daily Commercial reports.

LEADERSHIP: The Manatee school district promotes five assistant principals to lead schools, the Bradenton Herald reports.

NEW SCHOOLS: The Lee School Board backs out of a contract for land that would have been used for a high school in Bonita Springs, the Naples Daily News reports. More from the Fort Myers News-Press.

BAD RELATIONS: A Duval School Board member asks for an investigation into an incident when she claims the superintendent's wife followed and tried to intimidate her, the Florida Times-Union reports.

TROUBLES: The Palm Beach teachers union criticizes district officials for not intervening soon enough at a school where the faculty and administration are at odds, the Palm Beach Post reports.

BAD ACTS: A Volusia teacher resigns while under investigation for an inappropriate relationship with a student, the Daytona Beach News-Journal reports.

STEAM SCHOOLS: Santa Rosa schools move to a science, technology, engineering, arts and math initiative and leaders say it's working, the Pensacola News-Journal reports.

BOOKS WANTED: A Polk elementary school asks for book donations to fill its media center, the Ledger reports.

[Last modified: Tuesday, May 17, 2016 6:44am]


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