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Florida education news: Student-athlete transfers, Rick Scott's commitment, incentives and more



ATHLETIC TRANSFERS: A Pasco family sues the school district over its policy limiting when students can play sports after changing high schools.

EDUCATION AND THE GOVERNOR: Newly announced Democratic candidate for Florida governor Charlie Crist immediately takes aim at Gov. Rick Scott's commitment to education, Politifact Florida reports.

ON TRACK: Pasco Land O'Lakes High School implements a new student-designed incentive program aimed at keeping teens on the path to graduation.

ON THE RISE: Pasco-Hernando Community College shows off its newest campus in Wesley Chapel as it continues to expand.

TEXTBOOK PROTEST: Hundreds of Volusia residents plan to protest against a world history textbook that they say spends too much time on Islam, WFTV reports.

LABOR NEWS: A magistrate rules in favor of the Brevard district on a salary dispute with teachers, Florida Today reports.

EARLY LEARNING: A new report says more low-income Florida youngsters need preschool education, the Naples Daily News reports. Florida lawmakers plan to look at improvements to the state's preschool programs, State Impact Florida reports.

THE NAME REMAINS: School advisory committee members say they have no problem with the name of their Duval school named after a KKK grand wizard, the Florida Times-Union reports.

MAKING MUSIC: Students in a Polk high school's recording arts academy handle all the school's musical needs, the Ledger reports.

[Last modified: Tuesday, November 5, 2013 6:01am]


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