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Education news and notes from Tampa Bay and Florida

Florida education news: Homework, vouchers, attendance zones and more



FAREWELL: Pasco County School Board chairwoman Joanne Hurley gets a sendoff after eight years in office. • Outgoing Marion County superintendent George Tomyn looks back on his term, the Ocala Star-Banner reports.

VIRTUAL EDUCATION: The University of South Florida joins a statewide effort to make it easier for adults with credits shy of a degree to complete their programs.

EDUCATION SECRETARY: Nominee Betsy DeVos has ties to Florida's voucher movement and leaders, Politico Florida reports.

HOMEWORK: Miami-Dade parents call for less after-school homework for their children, the Miami Herald reports.

CONSTRUCTION FUNDS: The Broward school district seeks federal oversight of its $800 million bond spending, the Sun-Sentinel reports.

COLLEGE READINESS: Many central Florida high school graduates struggle in college, the Orlando Sentinel reports.

STUDENT DISCIPLINE: Southwest Florida middle school students are disciplined more often for sexual harassment than high school students, WINK reports.

VOUCHER LAWSUIT: A new round of filings hit the court in Florida's ongoing case over corporate tax credit scholarships, the News Service of Florida reports.

PUBLIC INPUT: The Bay School Board changes its meeting time from 4 p.m. to 1 p.m. after few people attend the later sessions, the Panama City News Herald reports.

REZONING: Palm Beach district officials seek community views as they prepare to redraw some elementary school attendance boundaries, the Palm Beach Post reports.

LEGAL ADVICE: Polk's school district attorney resigns after 18 years, the Ledger reports.

OPEN ENROLLMENT: The Broward school district sets its capacity definitions as it prepares for Florida's new inter-district transfer law, the Sun-Sentinel reports.

[Last modified: Friday, November 25, 2016 7:49am]


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