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Florida education news: Student assignments, single-gender charter school, Jell-O wrestling and more

STUDENT ASSIGNMENTS: Florida lawmakers decide students shouldn't have to take courses from teachers needing improvement two years in a row.

ALL TIED UP: A bill to let Miami-Dade College ask voters for tax money to support construction falters in House messages.

MERIT PAY: A judge tosses the Florida Education Association's lawsuit claiming that SB 736 violates teachers' collective bargaining rights, the Orlando Sentinel reports.

REVERSAL: The Marion school district allows a student to create a Gay-Straight Alliance a day after the ACLU sues over the issue, the AP reports.

LOST EXEMPTION: The Florida Education Association has lost its tax-exempt status, the Florida Center For Investigative Reporting reports.

MOVE ALONG: A single-gender K-8 charter school wins initial approval for a Palm Beach neighborhood despite traffic concerns, the Palm Beach Post reports.

TAKING STOCK: Community mentors help Manatee students earn college scholarships, the Herald-Tribune reports.

WON'T BACK DOWN: Jeb Bush's education foundation continues to seek support for a parent trigger law in Florida, State Impact Florida reports.

REALLY? Santa Fe College investigates a student Jell-O wrestling event after no one complains about sexual harassment, the Gainesville Sun reports.

[Last modified: Friday, May 3, 2013 6:01am]


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