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Education news and notes from Tampa Bay and Florida

Florida education news: Legislative roundup, aerospace, behavior and more

'GOOD YEAR FOR EDUCATION': Florida lawmakers took several positive steps for students and schools, even amid strong controversies. A bill scorecard.

REGIONAL APPROACH: Pasco schools win $1.5 million to create a regional aeronautics training and internship program.

OVER-IDENTIFICATION: Manatee schools plan to eliminate parent liaisons, who have tagged a disproportionate level of black males as having behavior disorders, the Bradenton Herald reports.

EXTENSION: The state grants Okaloosa, Santa Rosa and Walton schools two extra days to complete testing, the Northwest Florida Daily News reports.

LABOR NEWS: The Monroe School Board prepares to impose a one-year contract on employees after failure to negotiate terms, the Keynoter reports.

HIGH STAKES: SAT revisions won't make students any less nervous, the Orlando Sentinel reports.

CONSTRUCTION CONCERNS: Leon officials examine their use of construction managers after an audit criticizes the process, the Tallahassee Democrat reports.

[Last modified: Sunday, May 4, 2014 6:51am]


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