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Florida education news: Testing, immigrant education, suspensions and more



TESTING: Key Florida lawmakers consider alternatives to Florida Standards Assessment testing.

HEALTH CARE: The Osceola school district and a local hospital partner to create an employee wellness center, the Osceola News-Gazette reports.

SCHOOL SAFETY: A Duval elementary school student is arrested after bringing an unloaded gun to campus, the Florida Times-Union reports.

FREE EDUCATION: Immigrant families accuse the Collier school district of denying their children access to school, the Naples Daily News reports.

DRESS CODE: An Okaloosa high school student gets called into question for her Confederate flag belt buckle, the Northwest Florida Daily News reports.

AFTER SCHOOL: Girls on the Run launches in Escambia County to help middle school girls gain confidence, the Pensacola News-Journal reports.

MAKING GAINS: A Lake F-rated middle school sees improvement in its recent state science scores, the Daily Commercial reports.

DISCIPLINE: Suspended Miami-Dade students must attend a new center rather than stay home, and district officials say it's working, the Miami Herald reports.

GIFTED EDUCATION: Duval schools work to bring more minority students into gifted programs, the Florida Times-Union reports.

SOCIAL MEDIA: Palm Beach teachers turn to Twitter and like it, the Palm Beach Post reports.

FREE FOOD: Volusia schools begin offering after-school supper, the Daytona Beach News-Journal reports.

LITERACY: The St. Johns school district debuts a new reading program to help pre-kindergartners who start behind, the St. Augustine Record reports.

[Last modified: Monday, September 28, 2015 7:05am]


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