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Florida education news: School closing, transgender restrooms, powderpuff and more

FINAL DAYS: Brighton Preparatory School in St. Petersburg will close with the retirement of its founder.

GRADUATION: Pasco-Hernando State College graduates its first bachelor's degree students. • Students at an Okaloosa high school want to ban the release of balloons at graduation ceremonies, the Northwest Florida Daily News reports.

GENDER ISSUES: The Obama administration will issue a decree telling public schools to allow transgender students to use the restroom of their choice, or face a loss of federal funds, the NY Times reports. • The ACLU files a federal complaint against the Marion school district's restroom use policy, ABC News reports. More from Politico Florida, Ocala Star-Banner.

LEADERSHIP: The principal of a Manatee elementary school resigns to take a similar post in Sarasota, the Bradenton Herald reports.

SPECIAL NEEDS: A small private school aims to help Brevard children with autism, Florida Today reports.

TACKLED: Jupiter High's girls tackle football game appears to be back on, the Palm Beach Post reports.

LABOR NEWS: A magistrate says Seminole school employees should get better raises than what the district offered, the Orlando Sentinel reports. 

WHAT'S IN A NAME? An advisory committee recommends two new Escambia schools be named geographically rather than after people, the Pensacola News-Journal reports.

RESIGNED: A controversial assistant quits the Broward school police department, the Sun-Sentinel reports.

[Last modified: Friday, May 13, 2016 6:49am]


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