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Florida education news: Retention, personalized learning, desegregation and more



RETENTION: A Manatee family finds they can't have their daughter held back in fifth grade even though she was struggling, the Bradenton Herald reports. * Parents' challenge to Florida's third-grade retention law heads back to state court, the Orlando Sentinel reports.


PERSONALIZED LEARNING: Lake County schools find their personalized learning program shows promise after a year, the Daily Commercial reports.

DESEGREGATION: The Indian River school district and NAACP prepare to return to court over a federal desegregation order, TC Palm reports.

HOMEWORK: Miami-Dade parents say their children get too much homework assigned, the Miami Herald reports.

ACCUSATIONS: A Clay County teacher won't back down on her allegations of fraud against superintendent Charlie Van Zant, the Florida Times-Union reports.

MISCONDUCT: Leaders of a private Palm Beach school overlooked a teacher's inappropriate behavior with students, the Palm Beach Post reports.

POVERTY: St. Johns leaders discuss the needs and performance of Title I schools beyond their test scores, the St. Augustine Record reports.

FINAL FIRST DAY: Sarasota superintendent Lori White kicks off her last school year before retirement, the Herald-Tribune reports.

NEW DIGS: Miami-Norland High students return to classes in a $42 million new building, the last of Miami's urban core schools to be replaced, the Miami Herald reports.


[Last modified: Monday, August 22, 2016 7:01am]


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