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Florida education news: School safety, attendance zones, choice and more



SAFETY FIRST: Miami-Dade becomes the first school district to incorporate the Sandy Hook Promise violence prevention program in all schools, the Miami Herald reports.

NATIONAL ANTHEM: The Orange County school district changes its stance on students kneeling during the National Anthem, WFTV reports.

ATTENDANCE ZONES: Hundreds of Palm Beach students could be moved into new schools as the district adjusts boundaries to accommodate growth, the Sun-Sentinel reports.

SCHOOL CHOICE: Florida families who receive corporate tax credit scholarships say they'll continue to fight in court for the program, The 74 reports.

CHARTER SCHOOLS: An advisory committee unanimously recommends against the application of a new Polk charter school, the Ledger reports.

FIGHTING: Several Bay high school students are arrested after a campus brawl, the Panama City News Herald reports.

SCHOOL SALARIES: Superintendent Alberto Carvalho leads the list of the Miami-Dade school district's top paid employees, the Miami Herald reports.

STUDENT TRANSPORTATION: The Palm Beach school district sees a decline in school bus accidents, the Palm Beach Post reports.

INFIGHTING: A Duval School Board member accuses the board chairman of trying to oust superintendent Nikolai Vitti, the Florida Times-Union reports.

TURNAROUNDS: The Polk school district modifies the improvement plans of two struggling schools in hope of receiving state approval, the Ledger reports.

CONSTRUCTION FUNDS: A Lake county commissioner proposes school impact fee waivers for certain developers, the Daily Commercial reports.

[Last modified: Tuesday, September 20, 2016 6:58am]


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