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Florida education news: Turnarounds, vouchers, uniforms and more



TURNAROUNDS: The Pinellas school district hires a new administrator to oversee improvement efforts at its lowest performing schools.

IN THE RUNNING: Retired Hillsborough schools official Bill Person announces his bid to oust incumbent School Board member Susan Valdes.

VOUCHERS: A circuit court judge rejects a request to shut down Florida's tax credit scholarship program, the AP reports.

GROWTH: Brevard schools see enrollment gains for the first time in years, prompting questions about how to handle capacity issues, Florida Today reports.

CLASS SIZE: Lake schools make improvements in complying with state class size rules, the Daily Commercial reports. More from the Orlando Sentinel.

LANGUAGES: Alachua educators discuss the pros and cons of a proposal to allow computer coding to count as a foreign language, the Gainesville Sun reports.

STOP THE BUS: A candidate for Leon superintendent learns there are set rules for using a school bus on public roadways, the Tallahassee Democrat reports.

WHAT NOT TO WEAR: Volusia district leaders consider adopting mandatory student uniforms, WMFE reports.

BACK TO SCHOOL: The Manatee School Board prepares to set Aug. 10 for the first day of classes, the Bradenton Herald reports.

TEACHERS: The Bay school district has a substitute teacher shortage, the Panama City News Herald reports.

CHARTER SCHOOLS: The Collier school district decides against helping a charter school group buy land, the Naples Daily News reports.

LABOR NEWS: The Duval School Board approves raises for non-union employees, the Florida Times-Union reports.

DISCIPLINE: A Palm Beach teacher who invited a student to "chill" at night faces dismissal, the Sun-Sentinel reports.

[Last modified: Tuesday, December 8, 2015 6:37am]


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