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Florida education news: Train bills, mentors, reserves and more



ON THE TRAIN: The Florida Senate Appropriations Committee approves two bills filled with a variety of lumped together education issues including the Best and Brightest teacher bonus but excluding mandatory recess. More from the News Service of Florida.

MENTORS: Raymond James invites volunteers from across Pinellas County to help mentor students in 29 needy schools.

RESERVES: Hernando's reserve funds drop below the state recommended level of 3 percent.

SAVE OUR SCHOOL: The tiny Manatee community of Duette rallies to prevent Florida's last remaining one-room school from closing, the Bradenton Herald reports.

SECURITY: A 13-year-old is arrested related to threats made against a Martin County school, TCPalm reports.

NEW SCHOOLS: Lee district officials continue to explore sites for a new high school, the Naples Daily News reports.

DON'T COME: Leaders of the Miami-Dade school district and county government aren't getting along too well these days, the Miami Herald reports.

LEADERSHIP: More details emerge surrounding the abrupt resignation of a Palm Beach elementary principal, the Palm Beach Post reports.

BIG CHANGES: A Polk high school makes major policy changes that it attributes to an increasing graduation rate, the Ledger reports.

FREE RIDE: A Tallahassee city commissioner proposes free metro bus passes for area students, the Tallahassee Democrat reports.

[Last modified: Friday, February 26, 2016 7:05am]


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