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Florida education news: Start dates, tests, inventions and more



BACK TO SCHOOL: Pinellas schools are the latest to take advantage of a new law allowing them to begin classes earlier in the summer.

RETRIBUTION? An Escambia mom who's also a teacher fears she'll lose her job for seeking information about a student discipline case involving her son, the Pensacola News-Journal reports.

TESTING: The Duval School Board considers asking to replace the Florida Standards Assessments with paper-based national exams, the Florida Times-Union reports.

CREATIVITY: Brevard students apply their scientific knowledge at their school invention convention, Florida Today reports.

TEACHER SHORTAGE: Lee schools don't have enough substitute teachers to go around, the Fort Myers News-Press reports.

SEEKING SAVINGS: Palm Beach's new superintendent looks to an old colleague to help seek district efficiencies, the Palm Beach Post reports.

GEEK SQUAD: Volusia students help maintain their schools' technology, the Daytona Beach News-Journal reports.

REZONING: Orange parents protest recommended new school boundaries, the Orlando Sentinel reports.

CONSTRUCTION COSTS: Sarasota County will charge school impact fees for the first time since 2010, the Herald-Tribune reports.

[Last modified: Wednesday, October 21, 2015 6:51am]


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