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Florida education news: Opera, uniforms, expulsions and more



ARTS EDUCATION: The St. Petersburg Opera Company brings arias to elementary schools in an effort to make opera more accessible.

BOUNDARIES: The Duval School Board shifts attendance zones for several schools, Action News Jax reports.

TEACHER PAY: The Orange County school district continues to pay teachers after they are relieved of duty pending investigations, WFTV reports.

ARRESTED: A Lake County teacher is arrested on charges he had sex with a minor student in his classroom, WESH reports.

CHARTER SCHOOLS: The Florida Board of Education overturns denials of three new charter schools on the Treasure Coast, TCPalm reports. • A proposed Collier charter school delays its planned opening as residents clash over its site, the Naples Daily News reports.

SECURITY: The Orange school district establishes its own police force, the Orlando Sentinel reports.

DRESS CODE: A spat over leggings at an Escambia school generates debate over whether student uniforms are the answer, the Pensacola News-Journal reports.

THE END: Florida's last remaining one-room school prepares to shut down, the Bradenton Herald reports.

STUDENT DISCIPLINE: The Manatee School Board stops releasing details about why students are expelled, the Bradenton Herald reports.

DROPOUT PREVENTION: An Obama administration initiative to keep black males in school debuts in Miami-Dade, the Miami Herald reports.

HIRING: The Escambia school district looks for more teachers, the Pensacola News-Journal reports.

TECHNOLOGY: Broward schools will get thousands of new computers, the Sun-Sentinel reports.

SEX EDUCATION: A Charlotte middle school will teach abstinence only, the Charlotte Sun reports

[Last modified: Monday, February 22, 2016 6:58am]


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