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Florida education news: Sex ed, school funding, Pledge of Allegiance and more

SEX EDUCATION: The Hillsborough school district will survey students about sexual behavior as teen pregnancy rates rise.

CAMPAIGN TRAIL: Incumbent Pinellas School Board member Janet Clark won't seek reelection. * A Brevard School Board candidate is physically removed from a board meeting, Florida Today reports.

AT THE FOUNDATION: Jeb Bush returns to his Florida-based education foundation.

FUNDING: A circuit court judge rules that Florida schools are adequately funded, the AP reports. The plaintiffs will appeal, the Orlando Sentinel reports.

STUDENT DISCIPLINE: Seven students are taken into custody for disorderly conduct after hundreds become unruly at a Broward high school, WSVN reports.

PATRIOTISM: A new Florida law focusing on reciting the Pledge of Allegiance in schools has school leaders talking about student rights, the Orlando Sentinel reports.

MAN ON FIRE: A report details what went wrong when a fire-breather set himself on fire at a Palm Beach school pep rally, WPEC reports.

LABOR NEWS: The Volusia School Board changes employee health insurance benefits, angering teachers union leaders, the Daytona Beach News-Journal reports.

DISCRIMINATION: The Polk school district's harassment and discrimination policies come under federal review, the Ledger reports.

[Last modified: Wednesday, May 25, 2016 6:59am]

    

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