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Florida education news: Turnarounds, court cases, classroom supplies and more



TURNAROUNDS: Pasco's Hudson Elementary seeks the needed formula to overcome years of poor performance.

IN THE COURTS: Florida Matters discusses key education issues in Florida's courtrooms. * Florida families are still waiting for a ruling in their challenge of the state's third-grade retention law, the Orlando Sentinel reports.

CLASSROOM SUPPLIES: South Florida teachers subsidize their classroom budgets with crowdsourcing or their own money, the Miami New Times reports.

PLEDGE OF ALLEGIANCE: A Tallahassee man's rant against a Leon school's pledge opt-out permission form goes viral, AOL reports. * The district drops the form amid the hue and cry, the Tallahassee Democrat reports.

DRESS CODE: Volusia district officials proclaim nearly universal compliance with their new student uniform mandate, the Daytona Beach News-Journal reports.

CONSTRUCTION FUNDS: Manatee School Board members discuss how to pay for the district's maintenance and construction needs, the Bradenton Herald reports. * The Polk School Board is weighing options for a local sales tax, the Ledger reports.

HANDS ON: Some Alachua seventh graders head to their school's backyard to learn about the ecosystem, the Gainesville Sun reports.

GRADUATION RATES: A Marion School Board member accuses district administrators of manipulating data for political gain, the Ocala Star-Banner reports.

TESTING: The Lee School Board approves a district testing schedule while complaining about state mandated exams, the Fort Myers News-Press reports.

SUPERINTENDENT SEARCH: The St. Johns School Board picks seven semifinalists to consider for its next superintendent, the St. Augustine Record reports.

[Last modified: Wednesday, August 24, 2016 7:07am]


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