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Florida education news: Unschooling, recess, summer homework and more



NOT BACK TO SCHOOL: While most Florida children return to classes this week, unschoolers keep on playing and learning what they want to learn. More on unschooling from Outside.

TAKE A BREAK: The Lake School Board considers mandating recess in all elementary schools, a move that would benefit children, the Daily Commercial editorializes.

LAWSUIT: The Clay School Board calls an emergency meeting to discuss its suit against the County Commission, the Florida Times-Union reports.

READING LESSONS: The Polk school district requires all elementary schools to have a two-hour block of reading this year, the Ledger reports.

CONNECTIONS: All Flagler schools will begin offering academic specialties linked to local industry, the Daytona Beach News-Journal reports.

SUMMERTIME SADNESS: A growing number of Florida schools assign summer homework, which most students put off, the Orlando Sentinel reports.

[Last modified: Monday, August 18, 2014 6:14am]


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