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Florida education news: School grades, turnarounds, truancy and more

UNDER ADVISEMENT: Florida education commissioner Tony Bennett makes few promises as he listens to superintendent concerns about school grades. More from the Palm Beach Post, Orlando Sentinel, State Impact Florida, Tallahassee Democrat.

SUCCESS STORY: Gleb Barkovskiy finds his version of the American dream while attending Academy of the Lakes as a sponsored Russian student.

SCHOOL DAYS: An arbitrator blocks Broward's proposed move to seven-period days, saying it violates teachers' contracts, the Sun-Sentinel reports. More from the Miami Herald.

OVERHAULS: Two Manatee schools begin their turnaround efforts in anticipation of poor school grades, the Bradenton Herald reports.

NEW FOCUS: Brevard Community College aims to become more of a local player as it changes its name and its mix of degrees, Florida Today reports.

TAXES: The Walton School Board considers an increase in its capital millage rate, the Northwest Florida Daily News reports.

ON THE WATER: Bok Academy in Lake Wales adds a floating classroom to its science curriculum, the Ledger reports.

GO TO SCHOOL: The Alachua school district looks to get tough on truancy, tardiness and early departures from school, the Gainesville Sun reports.

[Last modified: Tuesday, July 2, 2013 6:36am]


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