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Florida education news: Money, testing, recess and more



MONEY: Education funding doesn't keep pace with growth in Florida's budget during Gov. Rick Scott's administration.

TEACHER DISCIPLINE: Orange schools shield disciplined teacher names from the public, the Orlando Sentinel reports.

TESTING: Polk County education leaders hope the state will lead the way in reforming student testing, the Ledger reports. Polk teachers say testing has changed the face of education, the Ledger reports. • Treasure Coast officials are optimistic that computerized testing will be less problematic this spring, TCPalm reports.

TECHNOLOGY: Martin County schools advance a plan to give all freshmen laptop computers, TCPalm reports.

PLAY TIME: Miami-Dade parents petition for daily recess at their children's elementary schools, the Miami Herald reports.

BAD DEAL: The Brevard School Board could have prevented an $8 million software purchase nightmare had it followed proper bidding procedures, Florida Today reports.

MANNERS: Three Brevard middle school students try to revive interest in etiquette, Florida Today reports.

MAGNET SCHOOLS: A Duval parent claims her son's magnet school pushed him out, the Florida Times-Union reports.

IN THE RACE: Some Duval School Board candidates accuse a competitor of dirty tricks, the Florida Times-Union reports.

INFIGHTING: A Palm Beach principal pledges to calm roiling campus tensions among staff, the Palm Beach Post reports.

[Last modified: Monday, March 28, 2016 7:10am]


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