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Florida education news: Marching band, testing snacks, teacher bonuses and more



STRIKE UP THE BAND: Marching band gains popularity in Hillsborough County high schools.

TESTING: Florida students give advice on how to improve state testing, the Orlando Sentinel reports.

TEACHER BONUSES: Broward County finds paying incentives to attract and retain teachers to its poorest schools is working, the Sun-Sentinel reports.

ELECTION AFTERMATH: Collier students express fears of deportation to their teachers, the Naples Daily News reports.

NEW SCHOOLS: The Lee County school district is making progress on construction of new campuses, the Fort Myers News-Press reports. • Polk County district officials identify nearly $450 million in unmet construction and maintenance needs, the Ledger reports.

INSTABILITY: A Palm Beach County charter school goes through three principals in three months, the Palm Beach Post reports.

BAD ACTS: Two Flagler kindergartners have swastikas drawn on them by another student as they ride the bus home, WFTV reports.

LABOR NEWS: A Boynton Beach city commissioner who's also a teacher seeks to head the Palm Beach teachers union, the Palm Beach Post reports.

SCHOOL BOARDS: The Monroe County School Board will have its first female member in six years, the Keynoter reports.

TECHNOLOGY: The Broward County school district considers ending an $8 million contract with a software company after several "failed promises," Florida Today reports.

SUPERINTENDENTS: The race for Leon County superintendent turned into one of the nastiest campaigns in county history, the Tallahassee Democrat reports.

[Last modified: Monday, November 21, 2016 6:52am]


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