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Florida education news: Student survey, suicide prevention, elections and more



SURVEY SAYS: An annual student survey indicates Hillsborough students feel more supported by their teachers than by their peers.

AMBIENCE: A Pasco elementary teacher is inspired by the book A Walk in Monet's Garden to improve her school's courtyard.

SENTENCED: A former Pasco school bus aide is given a year in jail for hitting an autistic boy on the bus in 2014, ABC Action News reports.

LEADERSHIP: The Florida School Boards Association chooses new leaders for the year, the Gainesville Sun reports.

TRAINING: Some Florida lawmakers say a new law encouraging districts to prepare teachers for suicide prevention doesn't go far enough, Politico Florida reports.

CAMPAIGN TRAIL: A Marion School Board candidate drops out, complaining the elections office didn't tell her she doesn't live in the district she was pursuing, the Ocala Star-Banner reports. * A well-known politician running for Leon superintendent contemplates seeking reelection to the City Commission instead, the Tallahassee Democrat reports.

GOING DIGITAL: The Escambia school district transitions to electronic student registration, the Pensacola News-Journal reports.

CHARTER SCHOOLS: The St. Johns School Board takes over a financially troubled charter school, the St. Augustine Record reports.

[Last modified: Thursday, June 16, 2016 7:11am]


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