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Florida education news: School choice, championship games, diplomas and more



IT'S THE LAW: Gov. Rick Scott signs an education omnibus bill that changes charter school construction funding, open enrollment requirements and several other education issues. Volusia superintendent Tom Russell calls the measure "an octopus," the Daytona Beach News-Journal reports.

OUTTA HERE: The first-year Hillsborough teacher who ran into trouble with a controversial student survey resigns her job.

CHARTER SCHOOLS: Parents help clean up the mess left after the firm running their Pinellas charter schools walks away.

WE ARE THE CHAMPIONS: Small schools not in the FHSAA complain that their teams aren't allowed to participate in state championship games despite a new law aimed at giving their students more access to competition, Florida Politics reports.

TIME TO MOVE: Faculty and staff at Manatee's Orange Ridge-Bullock Elementary prepare to transfer after their school closes this spring, the Bradenton Herald reports.

DIPLOMAS: The Lake public library system begins offering an online high school graduation program, the Daily Commercial reports.

NEAR MAGNETS: Neighborhood children could get top preference in Orange County schools being retooled as magnets, the Orlando Sentinel reports.

HANDS ON: Two Tallahassee high school students give residents a look at the stratosphere with their class science project, the Tallahassee Democrat reports.

[Last modified: Friday, April 15, 2016 6:48am]


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