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Florida education news: Testing, Satan, virtual field trips and more



BACK TO SCHOOL: Former Pinellas School Board member Janet Clark returns to teaching after a 12-year absence.

PRIORITIES: The Volusia legislative delegation hears constituent requests for reduced testing and increased higher education funding, the Daytona Beach News-Journal reports.

PRAISING SATAN: A Palm Beach middle school teacher faces complaints after installing a satanic pentagram on public property in Boca Raton, WPTV reports. • District officials say the teacher is within his rights to erect the display, the Palm Beach Post reports.

FIELD TRIPS: A Lee middle school teacher takes her students on virtual travels to avoid the expenses of a real field trip, the Fort Myers News-Press reports.

MOVING ON: University of West Florida president Judy Bense retires after 8-1/2 years in charge, the Pensacola News-Journal reports.

TOP HONORS: Sarasota educator Sandy Waite is named Florida's Elementary Literacy Teacher of the Year, the Herald-Tribune reports.

[Last modified: Tuesday, December 20, 2016 6:58am]


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