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Florida education news: Mold, internships, gifted programs and more



SICK SCHOOL: Officials investigate complaints of mold at Plato Academy charter school in Largo.

REAL WORLD: Some Dunedin High students get job experiences through the school's internship program.

CAMPAIGN TRAIL: Nine candidates vie for three Pinellas School Board seats. * Funds from construction firms fill Orange School Board candidates' campaign accounts, the Orlando Sentinel reports.

WELCOME BACK: Staff of a Collier elementary school go to their students' neighborhoods to greet the new school year, the Naples Daily News reports.

ISOLATED INCIDENT: A Manatee school bus driver who allowed a 27-year-old to ride the bus to Manatee High will not be disciplined, the Bradenton Herald reports. More from the Herald-Tribune.

GIFTED EDUCATION: A Palm Beach dad explains how he got his sons into school gifted programs when few other black children were enrolled, the Palm Beach Post reports.

ANTI-BULLYING: Some students at an Okaloosa high school fight back against classmates bullying others, the Northwest Florida Daily News reports.

ENFORCEMENT: Highlands school administrators turn to law enforcement for lessons on how to investigate accusations, Highlands Today reports.

COLLEGE READINESS: An Orange County high school gets mixed reviews as it turns its English honors program into Advanced Placement courses, the Orlando Sentinel reports.

TESTING: AIR officials are pleased to have resolved Florida's 2015 testing troubles, Politico Florida reports.

LEADERSHIP: The new principal of a Volusia high school recalls how he started his career as a school custodian, the Daytona Beach News-Journal reports.

[Last modified: Friday, August 26, 2016 1:05pm]


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