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Florida education news: Tax credit scholarships, attendance audits, charter schools and more



TAX CREDIT SCHOLARSHIPS: The Florida Supreme Court tosses the Florida Education Association's lawsuit challenging the state's tax credit scholarship program.

ATTENDANCE AUDIT: The Hernando County school district faces a hefty fine for failing to document student attendance at one elementary school in 2014.

REZONING: Pasco County school district officials prepare to "tweak" the system's attendance boundary revision process after an acrimonious go-round.

NEW SCHOOL: Hillsborough County's newest elementary school will be named after Tampa civil rights attorney Warren Hope Dawson.

CHARTER SCHOOLS: Florida's Fifth Circuit Court of Appeals upholds the Florida Board of Education's authority to overturn school board decisions relating to charter school applications, the News Service of Florida reports. More on the Palm Beach County school district case from the Palm Beach Post.

OPEN ENROLLMENT: The Okaloosa County school district updates its rules for students attending its schools from out of county, the Northwest Florida Daily News reports.

LABOR NEWS: Teachers at nine Manatee County schools stage a "walk-in" to protest contract negotiations, the Bradenton Herald reports.

SUMMER SCHOOL: The Jacksonville Children's Commission changes the way it will fund after-school and summer school programs in the community, the Florida Times-Union reports.

LET THE MUSIC PLAY: All Broward County schools will get new musical instruments this year instead of having to wait two years, the Sun-Sentinel reports.

PILLS: Broward County high school students will be allowed to carry some over-the-counter medications without a doctor's prescription, the Sun-Sentinel reports.

SUPERINTENDENTS: The Flagler County School Board plans an aggressive timeline to find a replacement for departing superintendent Jacob Oliva, the Daytona Beach News-Journal reports.

METRIC SYSTEM: Florida high schools will become the first in the nation to measure all track and field events with the metric system, the New York Times reports.

[Last modified: Thursday, January 19, 2017 7:13am]


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