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Florida education news: School taxes, voucher theft, recess and more



BUDGET CUTS: Florida House members discuss ideas for slashing spending on public education, with Republicans sticking to the view that local tax revenue should not increase.

THEFT: A Broward County private school owner is arrested on accusations she stole money from the state's tax credit scholarship program by taking money for students no longer enrolled, the Miami Herald reports.

PLAY TIME: Florida parents resume their quest for a law to mandate daily elementary school recess, the Miami Herald reports.

SCHOOL BUS SAFETY: The St. Johns school district implements new school bus routing software officials hope is more reliable, the St. Augustine Record reports.

SCHOOL SWAP: Emotions run high during a meeting to discuss moving Leon County's adult education and special education programs, with no resolutions reached, the Tallahassee Democrat reports.

FAKE TWEET: The Seminole County school district tries to get out the word that a tweet saying Oviedo High would be closed because of violence was false, the Orlando Sentinel reports.

CHARTER SCHOOLS: Officials say limited state funding is keeping more nationally recognized charter schools from opening in Florida, Redefined reports.

[Last modified: Friday, February 10, 2017 6:41am]


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