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Florida education news: Social promotion, tax credit scholarships, gifted students and more



SOCIAL PROMOTION: Researchers continue to question the value of holding students back in school as Florida's third-grade retention law moves forward. More from News Service of Florida.

CAMPAIGN TRAIL: Political and community leaders who opposed MaryEllen Elia's removal as Hillsborough superintendent haven't revived the issue in the latest round of School Board elections. * Education-related groups are focusing their attention on the 2016 elections, the News Service of Florida reports.

'NOTHING OF CONCERN': The leader of a Tampa private school returns to work after an investigation into allegations against him turn up nothing.

TAX CREDIT SCHOLARSHIPS: Lake School Board members say their schools might not have enough space if the courts overturn Florida's scholarship program, the Daily Commercial reports.

LABOR NEWS: The Highlands County Education Association seeks to maintain annual-contract employee protections as district leaders want to remove the agreement, Highlands Today reports. * Manatee teacher contract talks hinge on health insurance premiums, the Bradenton Herald reports.

STUDENT DISCIPLINE: Bay County schools adopt a discipline "matrix" to promote uniformity in how student referrals get handled, the Panama City News Herald reports.

BUS STOPS: Some Clay parents raise concerns that their children's school bus stop is near the home of a convicted sexual predator, WJAX reports.

STEM: The Monroe School Board sticks with a math and science curriculum despite its lack of results, the Keynoter reports.

GIFTED EDUCATION: Escambia and Santa Rosa schools work to meet the needs of children identified as gifted, the Pensacola News-Journal reports.

TURNAROUNDS: The Polk school district will make a second attempt to win state approval for its turnaround school improvement plans, the Ledger reports.

E-RATE: AT&T denies that it overcharged two Florida school districts by nearly 400 percent, Ars Technica reports.

[Last modified: Monday, August 29, 2016 6:55am]


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