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Florida education news: Tropical storms, concussions, testing and more

STORMY WEATHER: Pasco and Pinellas schools let out early Monday after Tropical Storm Colin's forecast shifted. Classes are scheduled as usual for Tuesday.

CONCUSSIONS: The FHSAA enacts restrictions on full-contact high school football practices.

IN THE HUNT: Term-limited state Rep. Erik Fresen, who has close ties to the charter school industry, considers a run for Miami-Dade School Board, the Miami Herald reports.

TESTING: A University of Florida researcher finds that babies who spend a week longer in the womb might perform better on tests, the UF News reports. More at JAMA Pediatrics.

LABOR NEWS: Lake noninstructional school workers are set to vote on a contract that would give them raises retroactively, the Daily Commercial reports. * Veteran Volusia teachers don't like proposed health insurance cost increases, the Daytona Beach News-Journal reports.

HIRING: The Brevard school district changes its applicant review procedures after a principal who had reprimands in his file is arrested on child porn charges, Florida Today reports.

BATHROOM SEX: The Lee school district continues its investigation into a highly publicized incident where a girl had sex with multiple boys in a high school bathroom, the Fort Myers News-Press reports.

TROUBLE: An Orange middle school principal already facing an investigation over credit card use is arrested on DUI and placed on leave, the Orlando Sentinel reports. * A Sarasota principal facing DUI charges is reassigned, the Herald-Tribune reports.

CHARTER SCHOOLS: The Pembroke Pines charter school system emerges from its financial problems, the Sun-Sentinel reports.

BEST AND BRIGHTEST: The Florida Department of Education uses a controversial teacher bonus as a recruiting tool, the Orlando Sentinel reports.

[Last modified: Tuesday, June 7, 2016 6:53am]


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