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Florida education news: School grades, Bright Futures, elections and more



SCHOOL GRADES: Not one Polk high school improves its performance in state grading, the Ledger reports. * Several Miami-Dade inner city schools see their marks rise, the Miami Times reports.

BRIGHT FUTURES: The student renewal rate for Florida's Bright Futures scholarships is declining, Florida Politics reports.

CAMPAIGN TRAIL: The Florida Education Association looks to impact state election races with endorsements, Sunshine State News reports. * A Sarasota School Board member faces possible sanctions for campaigning as a Republican in the nonpartisan race, the Herald-Tribune reports.

BACK IN BUSINESS: An Okaloosa charter school returns to normal operations a day after an extensive FBI search of its site, the Northwest Florida Daily News reports.

CLOSER LOOK: The Monroe school district will investigate allegations that a high school drill team has misused its funds, the Keynoter reports.

ARRESTED: A Polk first grade teacher is arrested on charges of child pornography possession, the Ledger reports.

[Last modified: Thursday, July 14, 2016 6:49am]


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