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Florida education news: School zones, achievement gap, creepy clowns and more



SCHOOL ZONES: Pasco school district officials consider ways to verify that students are not using false addresses to attend schools.

ACHIEVEMENT GAP: Renewed legal talks to get black students an equal education in Pinellas schools achieve little as the sides remain tense.

CREEPY CLOWNS: Pinellas and Pasco law enforcement issues an alert to parents over possible suspicious clown threats near schools. More on the creepy clown phenomenon. * Two Lake students wear Purge masks to school to scare their classmates, the Orlando Sentinel reports.

HELPING HAND: The Polk school district holds a community forum on how to become more involved in schools, the Ledger reports.

LUNCH LINE: Some Lake students start a Facebook page to show the gross things they get at school lunch, the Daily Commercial reports.

NO PROBLEM: Homecoming for Manatee High goes off without disruptions despite rumors of trouble following a week of racial discord, the Bradenton Herald reports.

HOMELESSNESS: Student homelessness on the Treasure Coast has doubled in the past five years, TC Palm reports.

TRUANCY: An Okaloosa teen whose home troubles led to her skipping classes fights her banishment from extracurricular events, the Northwest Florida Daily News reports.

TRAVEL COSTS: An outgoing Monroe School Board member questions the expense of the full board and superintendent traveling to the Florida School Boards Association conference in Tampa, the Keynoter reports.

LEADERSHIP: An Escambia elementary principal understands his students' struggles having experienced many of them himself, the Pensacola News-Journal reports.

CAMPAIGN TRAIL: Three of four candidates for Leon schools superintendent support making the job an appointed one, the Tallahassee Democrat reports.

MISSING MONEY: A Manatee elementary school's PTO treasurer is arrested in connection with missing funds, the Herald-Tribune reports.

[Last modified: Monday, October 3, 2016 7:00am]


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