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Education news and notes from Tampa Bay and Florida

Florida education news: Religion, testing, bonuses and more

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April

RELIGIOUS RIGHTS: Hillsborough school district leaders grapple with the issues of what type of religious activities, if any, to allow in schools.

TESTING: The opt-out movement gains little traction in Miami-Dade schools, the Miami Herald reports. • State tests stress teachers as much as students, the Ocala Star-Banner reports.

ADEQUACY LAWSUIT: Lawyers get a few extra days to submit their final written arguments in Florida's funding suit, the Orlando Sentinel reports.

SCANDAL: Palm Beach School Board Mike Murgio resigns after his indictment on federal bribery charges, the Sun-Sentinel reports. Murgio's arrest causes waves in the education community, the Sun-Sentinel reports.

TOP GRADS: A Miami-Dade high school celebrates students headed to elite universities for academic reasons, WSVN reports.

CONSTRUCTION: Some Broward construction projects are delayed because the district never sought bids for the work, the Sun-Sentinel reports. • The Manatee school district will replace an old building with new portables at one elementary school, the Bradenton Herald reports.

BEST AND BRIGHTEST: A judge dismisses a case challenging Florida's teacher bonus program, the Naples Daily News reports.

DISCIPLINE: Changes in policy lead to fewer on-campus student arrests in Duval schools, the Florida Times-Union reports.

NOW HIRING: The Volusia school district uses a job fair to fill teacher vacancies, the Daytona Beach News-Journal reports.

LABOR NEWS: A magistrate rules for the Lake transportation workers union over the school district in a case involving seniority rights, the Daily Commercial reports. • Palm Beach substitute teachers want a raise, the Palm Beach Post reports.

TURNAROUND: A Polk middle school that earned four consecutive F grades could become a magnet school with a new curriculum, the Ledger reports.

TEACHING STYLES: An Alachua teacher uses different approaches to reach students' varied needs, the Gainesville Sun reports.

[Last modified: Monday, April 25, 2016 6:44am]

    

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