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Florida education news: Guns, evaluations, work load and more



GUNS: A new survey shows a majority of Floridians support allowing some school employees to carry weapons, the News Service of Florida reports. More from Politico Florida.

EVALUATIONS: The Orange school district and teachers union agree to lower the requirements to earn top teacher evaluation ratings, the Orlando Sentinel reports.

MORALE: Broward teachers complain of being overworked, the Sun-Sentinel reports.

FINANCIAL AID: Collier high school graduates leave millions in college grants unclaimed each year, the Naples Daily News reports.

SUPERINTENDENT SEARCH: The Sarasota School Board picks its CTE director Todd Bowden to be the district's next superintendent, the Herald-Tribune reports. More from the Bradenton Herald.

SCIENCE LESSONS: Florida State University donates $40,000 in lab equipment to Bay district schools to assist in physics education, the Panama City News Herald reports.

FOR SALE: The Miami-Dade school district puts a piece of prime downtown real estate on the market, the Miami Herald reports.

ADVANCED EDUCATION: Duval School Board members fight over International Baccalaureate magnets, the Florida Times-Union reports.

MAKEUP DAYS: Volusia schools will hold one makeup day after Hurricane Matthew, the Daytona Beach News-Journal reports.

CLASSROOM SPACE: Lake schools look to use portables to handle crowding while collecting funds to pay for new construction, the Daily Commercial reports.

[Last modified: Wednesday, October 19, 2016 7:02am]


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