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Florida education news: Prayer, testing, classroom animals and more



'IT'S UN-AMERICAN': Florida House Speaker Will Weatherford says he'll strive to fix rules that bar public high school football coaches from praying with their players.

TESTING MATTERS: Education commissioner Pam Stewart calls assessments key to determining school effectiveness, the Ocala Star-Banner reports.

COME TOGETHER: Traditional and charter school leaders discuss ways to collaborate and overcome their differences at a state conference, the Miami Herald reports.

COMMUNICATIONS: Manatee School Board members get advice on how to interact better with the public and among themselves, the Bradenton Herald reports.

SHUT IT DOWN: Broward officials prepare to terminate a charter school that has yet to find a home, the Sun-Sentinel reports.

PROTEST: Several Hispanic parents complain about conditions at their Polk elementary school, the Ledger reports.

MONEY NEEDS: An advisory committee explores whether Volusia schools need to ask voters to extend the district's local option sales tax, the Daytona Beach News-Journal reports.

NOT A ZOO: Lake teachers are discouraged from keeping classroom animals, the Orlando Sentinel reports.

[Last modified: Tuesday, October 1, 2013 6:01am]


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