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Florida education news: Testing, seat belts, truancy and more



TESTING: Florida eighth graders score slightly worse than their U.S. peers on an international math and science test, the Orlando Sentinel reports.

STUDENT SAFETY: Florida law requires school buses to have seat belts, but enforcement can be problematic, WKMG reports.

SUPERINTENDENT SEARCH: Five finalists emerge in the search for a new Lake County schools leader, the Daily Commercial reports.

TRUANCY: The Florida Department of Juvenile Justice seeks funding to expand truancy prevention services for Gadsden County schools, WFSU reports.

TIEBREAKERS: Duval County leaders consider a local bill to prevent the School Board chairman from having a tie-breaker vote, Florida Politics reports.

LABOR NEWS: Brevard teachers reach a tentative contract agreement, Florida Today reports.

[Last modified: Tuesday, November 29, 2016 7:03am]


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