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Florida education news: Teacher contracts, foreign languages, dress code and more

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December

CONTRACTS: The Pinellas teachers union ratifies a revised contract offer after rejecting the first one.

LANGUAGES: The Florida Senate advances a bill that would let high school students take computer coding as a foreign language.

INVOLVEMENT: A south St. Petersburg community establishes its own PTA to increase involvement in area schools.

LEADERSHIP: Hernando's new top administrative team lacks principal experience.

DRESS CODE: Florida lawmakers continue to push incentives for student uniforms despite limited local interest, the Orlando Sentinel reports.

LOCAL CONTROL: Collier education leaders like the focus of revised federal education law, the Naples Daily News reports.

PLAY TIME: Florida lawmakers file bills to require 20 minutes of daily recess for all elementary students, the Orlando Sentinel reports.

GUNS ON CAMPUS: A girl brings a loaded pistol to a Duval high school, Fox 30 reports.

COMMUNICATION: The Volusia school district launches a new app for parents, the Daytona Beach News-Journal reports.

OVERSIGHT: The St. Johns School Board seeks members for a committee that will monitor spending of a new local sales tax, the St. Augustine Record reports.

SCHOOL BELLS: Leon leaders search for ways to push back the start time for high schools, the Tallahassee Democrat reports.

[Last modified: Friday, December 4, 2015 6:51am]

    

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