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Florida education news: Segregation, choice, mentors and more



SEGREGATION: Plaintiffs in a 50-year-old Pinellas school degregration case say they will reopen the case to force better treatment of black students.

SCHOOL CHOICE: More Pasco schools will be open to choice for 2016-17.

MENTORS: The Hillsborough School Board approves superintendent Jeff Eakins' overhaul of the district teacher mentoring program.

FUNDING: Orange school district leaders criticize the state Legislature's "historic" education spending plan as not enough, the Orlando Sentinel reports. More from the News Service of Florida, Politico Florida.

VOUCHERS: Florida's voucher lawsuit finds one civil rights group fighting another, the Miami Times reports.

TESTING: A bill to allow Florida students more choices in testing moves through the state Senate, the AP reports.

CARING: A former teacher brings empathy education to Miami-Dade schools, the Miami New Times reports.

CODING: A bill to allow computer coding as a foreign language requirement appears headed to Florida Gov. Rick Scott's desk, NPR reports.

MATERIALS: An Okaloosa elementary school removes a workbook from its curriculum after a parent complains about a Muslim reference in it, the Northwest Florida Daily News reports.

SCANDAL: A Polk associate superintendent in the middle of a scandal faced sexual misconduct charges while working at the University of Florida, the Ledger reports.

LABOR NEWS: The Clay school district will have a contract impasse hearing when teachers are in classes, Clay Today reports.

SPEAKING OUT: A Duval School Board member balks at his board's policy to not speak to the media, Action News Jax reports.

TAXES: The Palm Beach School Board decides to join the County Commission in seeking a 1 percent sales tax, the Sun-Sentinel reports.

SOCIAL MEDIA: An Orange teacher who was moved to a less desirable job over her Facebook posts wins her old job back, the Orlando Sentinel reports.

SCHOOL GRADES: The Leon County school district received an A from the state despite several C, D and F schools, the Tallahassee Democrat reports.

[Last modified: Thursday, March 3, 2016 7:18am]


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