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Education news and notes from Tampa Bay and Florida

Florida education news: Summer enrichment, school choice, Common Core and more

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July

ENRICHMENT: Jesuit High and Berkeley Prep offer programs to help area students avoid summer learning loss.

TESTING: All candidates for an open Manatee School Board seat criticize high-stakes testing, the Herald-Tribune reports.

TURNAROUNDS: The Florida Board of Education forces Manatee district officials to amend a turnaround plan for Rogers Garden Elementary, the Bradenton Herald reports.

SCHOOL CHOICE: Despite many education options, most Duval poor, black students remain at racially isolated schools, the Florida Times-Union reports.

JOB OPENINGS: The Orange school district needs about 300 more teachers with just weeks before classes resume, WFTV reports.

LOWEST 300: Three Lake elementary schools add an hour of daily reading instruction after falling onto the state's Lowest 300 list, the Daily Commercial reports.

STANDARDS: Common Core critic Sandra Stotsky appears with two Collier School Board candidates at a forum to pan the standards, the Naples Daily News reports.

LEADERSHIP: A Palm Beach elementary school is removed after his school receives an F grade from the state, the Palm Beach Post reports. * Sarasota High gets a new principal, the Herald-Tribune reports.

LABOR NEWS: Volusia teachers and support employees win a contract agreement after two years of disputes, the Daytona Beach News-Journal reports.

BANNED: A Seminole substitute teacher is disallowed from working in the district after pleading no contest to being drunk while teaching, the Orlando Sentinel reports.

NEW SCHOOLS: The Palm Beach school district makes plans to build four new schools and rebuild seven others, the Sun-Sentinel reports.

[Last modified: Thursday, July 21, 2016 6:50am]

    

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