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Florida education news: Test scores, free agency, promposals and more



TEST SCORES: A St. Petersburg city councilman wants to pass a resolution asking Florida lawmakers to release their SAT or ACT scores.

ACCESS: Gov. Rick Scott says he'll sign a bill into law that aims to make college education more affordable, Florida Politics reports.

FUNDING: Trial begins this week over Florida's education funding system, ABC Action News reports. More from the Gainesville SunTallahassee Democrat columnist Bill Cotterell.

EARLY EDUCATION: Florida keeps changing its rules for kindergarten readiness, the Pensacola News-Journal reports.

HIGH SCHOOL SPORTS: Florida lawmakers approve a measure that would codify a transfer culture that districts including Manatee already have, the Bradenton Herald reports. More from the Florida Times-Union. • Volusia district leaders reconsider rules that punish student athletes who try and fail more advanced classes, the Daytona Beach News-Journal reports.

PROMPOSALS: Elaborate invitations to the prom hit Bay County high schools, the Panama City News Herald reports.

LONG RANGE PLANNING: The Collier school district sets seven target areas to improve in its strategic plan, the Naples Daily News reports.

CHARTER SCHOOLS: Two struggling Volusia charter schools plan to close this summer, the Daytona Beach News-Journal reports.

RECESS: Some Okaloosa parents begin a petition calling for daily recess for their children, the Northwest Florida Daily News reports.

JOY RIDE: Six Broward middle school students face charges over their roles in stealing teacher's car and then fighting over who 'snitched,' the Sun-Sentinel reports.

CODING: Florida Board of Education vice chairman John Padget pays Monroe students to take computer classes, State Impact Florida reports.

[Last modified: Monday, March 14, 2016 6:56am]


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