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Florida education news: Home schooling, student uniforms, field trips and more



SUPERINTENDENTS: Hernando superintendent Lori Romano projects two different images -- vibrant leader and bristly authoritarian. * Duval superintendent Nikolai Vitti denies accusations that the school his children attend gets special treatment, the Florida Times-Union reports.

HANDS-ON LEARNING: Two Pasco elementary schools pilot STEM lab weekly classes for all students.

ON THE RADIO: Dayspring Academy Elementary students run their own low-power radio station.

HOME SCHOOLING: Florida lawmakers propose more oversight for home schooling families after the death of a Manatee child said to be home schooling, ABC Action News reports. * Home schoolers say the proposed changes aren't necessary, the Bradenton Herald reports. A Manatee School Board member supports the recommendation, the Bradenton Herald reports.

DRESS CODE: The Volusia School Board adopts a districtwide uniform policy, the Daytona Beach News-Journal reports.

BANNED: A substitute teacher is removed from Collier schools after showing second graders the show Naked and Afraid, WINK reports.

NO TOLERANCE: Lee students can get in trouble for fighting back, Fox 4 reports.

CHARTER SCHOOLS: The DCF is investigating actions at a Collier charter school, NBC-2 reports.

DESEGREGATION: The ACLU complains that Indian River schools are violating a 1967 desegregation order, the Vero Beach Press-Journal reports.

NEW SCHOOLS: The Lee school district launches a website for its controversial proposed new high school, the Naple Daily News reports.

WHAT'S IN A NAME? Students at Orange's Robert E. Lee Middle will write essays about whether to change the school's name, the Orlando Sentinel reports.

LANGUAGES: Central Florida school districts encourage biliteracy in students, the Orlando Sentinel reports.

FIELD TRIPS: A Sarasota middle school backs off its plan for a black-student-only field trip, the Herald-Tribune reports.

[Last modified: Thursday, November 12, 2015 9:53am]


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