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Florida education news: Third grade, black boys, semester exams and more



THIRD GRADE: The Hernando County school district rethinks its policy on testing and third-grade retention.

EDUCATION MATTERS: Former Buccaneers coach Tony Dungy encourages hundreds of Pinellas students, many of whom were black males, to take advantage of their education to improve their future options.

CALENDARS: The Orange County school district sets its 2017-18 calendar so first semester exams come before winter break, the Orlando Sentinel reports.

SECURITY: Hundreds of Rockledge High students stay home from school after a threatening message surfaces on social media, WESH reports. * A court rules that a Sarasota student's online threats against his school are not a crime, the News Service of Florida reports.

LAND DEALS: The Manatee School Board frets over the future of a tiny parcel it owns, the Bradenton Herald reports.

LEGAL FEES: Citrus School Board members spar about how much to pay district lawyers, the Citrus County Chronicle reports.

TURNAROUNDS: One of Marion County's lowest performing schools gets a new principal, the Ocala Star-Banner reports.

HANDS ON: A Bay high school's pre-med program experiences rapid growth, the Panama City News-Herald reports.

SAFETY: Duval middle schools expand their programs on abuse prevention, the Florida Times-Union reports.

LANGUAGES: Pre-k students at nine Orange elementary schools get dual immersion instruction, the Orlando Sentinel reports.

CONFEDERATE FLAG: A Manatee High student hands over his Confederate flag after other students complain, the Bradenton Herald reports.

[Last modified: Thursday, September 29, 2016 6:59am]


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