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Florida education news: Gifted center, teacher rally, bus safety and more



GIFTED EDUCATION: Families flock to learn more about Hillsborough's first public full-time gifted center.

'ENOUGH IS ENOUGH': Thousands of Florida teachers rally in Tallahassee for greater support of public education. More from the Gainesville Sun, Tallahassee Democrat.

BUS SAFETY: A Hillsborough school bus driver has an accident with students on board.

LOTTO MONEY: Florida schools don't benefit greatly from increased lottery sales, First Coast News reports.

VOUCHERS: Florida voucher supporters plan another rally in Tallahassee, the Florida Courier reports.

TESTING: Florida lawmakers appear ready to allow students more flexibility in their state testing, the News Service of Florida reports.

PLEDGE OF ALLEGIANCE: A humanist group opposes legislation that would end Florida's requirement that schools post notice telling students they're not required to stand for the pledge, the Northwest Florida Daily News reports.

UP FOR DEBATE: The Urban Debate league debuts in several Miami-Dade schools, the Miami Herald reports.

TURNAROUND: Duval's superintendent begins refreshing his plans to overhaul several schools after receiving community input, the Florida Times-Union reports.

I DON'T: A Palm Beach principal is reprimanded for proposing to his girlfriend on his school's football field, the Palm Beach Post reports.

HANDS-ON: A Flagler elementary school opens a new STEM academy, the Daytona Beach News-Journal reports.

START TIMES: Orange district officials seek parent and student input about the idea of starting high school later each day, the Orlando Sentinel reports.

WHO'S THAT GUY? The Ledger takes a closer look at the Polk assistant superintendent who's making allegations against the district superintendent.

[Last modified: Friday, January 15, 2016 7:09am]


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