Florida education news: Testing, book bans, fund balances and more
BOOK BANNING: A national coalition of intellectual freedom advocates urges the Pasco school district to return Paper Towns to a middle school summer reading list.
CAREER READY: Broward prepares to open a new technical center for teens not headed to college, the Sun-Sentinel reports.
CLOSING DOWN: Tampa-based Corinthian Colleges, one of the nation's largest private for-profit colleges, is forced to sell campuses amid allegations of fraud, the Miami Herald reports.
MORE MONEY: The Flagler School Board gives some employees a few years' worth of raises that had been cut from past budgets, the Daytona Beach News-Journal reports.
TECHNOLOGY: Florida school districts are looking for money to support state-mandated classroom technology upgrades, the Fort Myers News-Press reports.
CHARTER SCHOOLS: West Palm Beach city leaders call for a city-run charter school after seeing "appalling" test scores at area traditional schools, the Palm Beach Post reports.
LABOR NEWS: The Florida Education Association temporarily takes over the Palm Beach Classroom Teachers Association while the local sorts out its presidential election, the Palm Beach Post reports.
STUDENT CONDUCT: Polk schools move to ban bandannas and e-cigs, while relaxing cell phone restrictions, the Ledger reports. • Alachua schools look to ease their dress code rules, the Gainesville Sun reports.