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Florida education news: Report cards, recess, library books and more



CONSTRUCTION FUNDS: Northeast Florida school districts seek new revenue sources to pay for needed capital improvements, the Florida Times-Union reports.

REPORT CARDS: A new grading system has Seminole students and parents confused, the Orlando Sentinel reports.

TESTING: President Obama's call for less testing might not mean much in Florida, State Impact Florida reports.

HIGH SCHOOL SPORTS: Florida lawmakers file yet another bill aimed at overhauling high school athletics governance, Florida Politics reports.

PLAY TIME: Osceola parents demand mandatory daily recess at elementary schools, News 13 reports.

COLLEGE COSTS: Embry-Riddle university trustees cut tuition for Florida residents for the first time, the Daytona Beach News-Journal reports.

CHARTER SCHOOLS: Indian River charter schools and district officials head to mediation over a funding dispute, the Vero Beach Press-Journal reports.

NIMBY: Lee district leaders will hold public meetings to discuss possible sites for a new high school, the Naples Daily News reports.

TEACHER TRAINING: Florida Southwestern State College could shutter four teaching programs because of limited interest, the Fort Myers News-Press reports.

LIBRARY BOOKS: Lee elementary schools are scouring their media centers for books with inappropriate language after a child's complaint, the Fort Myers News-Press reports.

HOUSING: Teachers can barely afford housing in Palm Beach County, the Palm Beach Post reports.

LABOR NEWS: Volusia teacher and district representatives face another tough round of bargaining, the Daytona Beach News-Journal reports.

[Last modified: Monday, November 2, 2015 6:49am]


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