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Florida education news: Tweets, turnarounds, taxes and more



CAMPAIGN TRAIL: A candidate for Pinellas School Board faces criticism for tweets about Muslim and black people.

TURNAROUNDS: Hillsborough's leaders change their approach to improving the district's lowest performing schools.

TAXES: Indian River voters will consider a property tax to support school operations, TC Palm reports.

BACK TO SCHOOL: Dozens of school districts prepare to return to classes on Aug. 10, the News Service of Florida reports. * Lee County teachers are getting ready, the Fort Myers News-Press reports.

SUPPLIES: Palm Beach teachers have a store where they can get school supplies for free, the Palm Beach Post reports.

TECHNOLOGY: Flagler students line up for school laptop distribution, the Daytona Beach News-Journal reports.

NEW SCHOOLS: Manatee officials explore options for a new high school north of the Manatee River, the Herald-Tribune reports.

LEADERSHIP: Students at a Polk middle school convince the district not to take away their principal, the Ledger reports.

FRAUD: A clinic is accused of billing Miami-Dade schools millions of dollars for services never provided, the Miami Herald reports.

EXTRA HELP: The Polk school district misses out on a grant to provide academic coaches to high schools in Haines City, the Ledger reports.

[Last modified: Thursday, August 4, 2016 7:17am]


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