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Education news and notes from Tampa Bay and Florida

Florida education news: Middle school, Pledge of Allegiance, education funding and more



CATCHING UP: The Hernando district opens a new school targeting students at least two years off track in middle school.

MAKING THE PLEDGE: A Hillsborough Community College advisory group reinstates its regular Pledge of Allegiance after facing national criticism for deleting the meeting moment.

HIGHEST EVER? Gov. Rick Scott's claim that Florida's education funding is at an historic high is "Mostly False," Politifact Florida reports.

LABOR NEWS: Outgoing FEA president Andy Ford made a big impact on the teachers union, Politico Florida reports. * Clay County teachers threaten to leave the district if they don't get better pay, News 4 Jacksonville reports.

SICK SCHOOL: A Broward elementary school experiences a norovirus outbreak, Local 10 reports.

GENDER GAP: A male Tallahassee middle school student creates a stir by wearing a dress to school, WCTV reports. More from the Tallahassee Democrat.

GOAL SETTING: The Lee School Board will discuss how to rate its new superintendent and itself, the Fort Myers News-Press reports.

LANGUAGE LESSONS: Florida residents surveyed say students should be required to study Spanish, the Ocala Star-Banner reports.

GETTING THERE: The Flagler School Board looks for ways to make it safer for kids to get to school, the Daytona Beach News-Journal reports.

PLAY TIME: Polk's superintendent invites parents to meet with her to discuss adding recess to elementary schools, the Ledger reports.

[Last modified: Friday, October 16, 2015 11:29am]


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