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Florida education news: Home schooling, testing, social services and more



FINANCIAL AID: Orange County schools will keep track of students' efforts to apply for financial aid assistance, the Orlando Sentinel reports. 

AFTER SCHOOL: Duval community leaders seek to better coordinate after-school and summer school programs, the Florida Times-Union reports.

HOME SCHOOLING: A Manatee lawmaker won't file legislation aimed at stepping up oversight of home schoolers, the Bradenton Herald reports.

RUNNING IN PLACE: The Bay district won't build a desired new high school running track, instead focusing on fixing two existing ones, the Panama City News Herald reports.

MAKING MOVIES: Some Miami-Dade students get encouragement to become filmmakers, the Miami Herald reports.

CROWD FUNDING: Twenty Lee classrooms turn to Donors Choose to support student projects, the Fort Myers News-Press reports.

ATTENDANCE: Manatee schools add staff to help reduce absenteeism in high poverty schools, the Herald-Tribune reports.

TEACHER DISCIPLINE: A judge finds a Broward teacher was not at fault when a third grader left campus to go to lunch, the Sun-Sentinel reports.

EXTRA HELP: Forty-two families enroll in the Alachua school district's new program offering social services, the Gainesville Sun reports.

TESTING: Federal reductions in testing requirements will have little impact on Florida students, the Palm Beach Post reports.

[Last modified: Monday, December 28, 2015 6:58am]


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