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Florida education news: Restrooms, school choice, student protest and more



R.I.P.: Former Hernando School Board member and teachers union leader Cynthia Moore dies at age 74.

GENDER ISSUES: Florida school districts await a Supreme Court ruling on transgender restrooms, WLRN reports.

SCHOOL CHOICE: Capacity is a key factor in whether Manatee County students can receive their school choice option, the Bradenton Herald reports. • The Sarasota school district adopts new policies for open enrollment across county lines, the Herald-Tribune reports.

RED FLAGS: An audit turns up accounting concerns at a Bay County school, the Panama City News Herald reports.

PROTEST: Some Duval County high school students stage a sit-in to seek more credit for their African-American history course, the Florida Times-Union reports.

BAD ACTS: Three Duval teachers are suspended for inappropriate activities, the Florida Times-Union reports. • Two Palm Beach County teachers could be fired over accusations they gave students answers to state tests, the Palm Beach Post reports.

BUS DRIVERS: The Lee County school district has a shortage of bus drivers, the Fort Myers News-Press reports.

SUPERINTENDENTS: The Lake County School Board approves a contract for new superintendent Diane Kornegay, the Daily Commercial reports.

TESTING: The Florida Senate will look into ways to cut back student testing, the Orlando Sentinel reports.

LABOR NEWS: Union representation grows among Florida university faculty, Politico Florida reports.

CHARTER SCHOOLS: More than 10 percent of Manatee County public school students attend charter schools, the Herald-Tribune reports.

[Last modified: Tuesday, January 10, 2017 6:47am]


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