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Education news and notes from Tampa Bay and Florida

Florida education news: Marching bands, principals, impact fees and more



CELEBRATION: Pasco County's oldest public school, Cox Elementary, marks its 90th anniversary.

MUSIC LESSONS: Miami-Dade's band programs shrink as the district focuses on intensive reading instead, WLRN reports.

LEADERSHIP: The Orange County district expands the list of schools sharing principals, the Orlando Sentinel reports.

CREEPY CLOWNS: Seminole schools are the latest to receive the vague social media threat, WKMG reports. * Palm Beach schools, too, the Palm Beach Post reports.

NEW SCHOOLS: The Bay school district prepares for a new elementary school without raising taxes, the Panama City News Herald reports.

CONSTRUCTION COSTS: The Brevard County Commission will consider increasing school impact fees, Florida Today reports.

NEW ATTITUDE: A Lee elementary school adopts a new focus on student leadership, the Fort Myers News-Press reports.

SCHOOL CHOICE: Florida's new open enrollment law depends heavily on how school districts determine capacity, the Palm Beach Post reports.

OUTSOURCING: Volusia schools are finding more success with their outside custodial service after three messy years, the Daytona Beach News-Journal reports.

FREE SPEECH: The Supreme Court declines to take up a case involving a decision by Palm Beach schools to remove ads for tutoring services provided by a former porn star, the Sun-Sentinel reports.

[Last modified: Tuesday, October 4, 2016 6:53am]


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