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Florida education news: Start times, security, bus rides and more



START TIMES: A proposal to require Florida high schools to begin classes no earlier than 8 a.m. runs into logistical concerns.

SECURITY MEASURES: Shorecrest Prep beefs up security with guards, new locks and more. • Hillsborough special education workers get added training to keep students safe.

COURTESY BUS RIDES: Hernando district officials reconsider their decision to end all bus rides for students living closer than 2 miles to school.

MORE CONTROLS: Florida school districts seek to have more regulatory authority over charter schools as they seek to open, the Sun-Sentinel reports.

HELPING HAND: Senior citizens find their niche helping kids at a Palm Beach elementary school, the Sun-Sentinel reports.

SICK SCHOOL: Spread of a contagious virus prompts hundreds of students to stay away from their Marion elementary school, the Ocala Star-Banner reports.

EXTRA ATTENTION: A couple who were banned from their Polk high school homecoming events because they handed out condoms gets more attention than they bargained for, the Ledger reports.

HAZING: A Bethune-Cookman University fraternity is suspended during an investigation that a student's death might be related to hazing, the Daytona Beach News-Journal reports.

STICK WITH IT: Florida schools will continue to implement the Common Core, the Tallahassee Democrat reports.

[Last modified: Saturday, October 5, 2013 5:33am]


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