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Florida education news: Home schooling, student recruitment, uniforms and more



CHALLENGES: Gadsden schools struggle to keep teachers, the Havana Herald reports.

CONSTRUCTION: Broward residents want to see action on the school projects they agreed to pay for more than a year ago, the Sun-Sentinel reports.

STUDENT-ATHLETES: Duval schools try to crack down on student recruiting, First Coast News reports.

HOME SCHOOLING: Three Santa Rosa families say the school district has threatened to terminate their home-school agreements, the Santa Rosa Press-Gazette reports.

SCHOOL BELLS: The Manatee School Board will discuss changing school start times, the Bradenton Herald reports.

FUNDING: A Lake County lawmaker seeks to lift his home school district's per-student funding amount, the Daily Commercial reports.

REVERSE MENTORING: Some Brevard students teach senior citizens how to best use their technology, Florida Today reports.

SUPERINTENDENTS: The Fort Myers News-Press profiles Lee's newest superintendent.

GAPS: Studies suggest U.S. schools shortchange poor children, as Duval schools tout their learning gains, the Florida Times-Union reports. * Palm Beach school achievement gaps are among the worst in Florida, the Palm Beach Post reports.

CHARTER SCHOOLS: Some Palm Beach parents view their School Board as villains for rejecting new charter school applications, the Palm Beach Post reports.

DRESS CODE: Volusia's student dress code is not uniformly enforced, the Daytona Beach News-Journal reports.

WHO ARE YOU? Orange schools now require visitors to provide government identification as a security measure, the Orlando Sentinel reports.

SUMMER SCHOOL: Santa Rosa elementary and middle school students will get to attend a new summer STEAM camp, the Pensacola News-Journal reports.

[Last modified: Monday, November 9, 2015 6:57am]


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