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Florida education news: Vetoes, court cases, membership dues and more



VETO PEN: Florida Gov. Rick Scott says this year he'll listen to lawmakers before deciding what to cut from the 2017 state budget.

ON TRIAL: A long awaited court hearing on the constitutionality of Florida's education funding system begins in Tallahassee, the AP reports.

CHARTER SCHOOLS: One Broward charter school will voluntarily close because of poor performance, while another faces forced closure, the Sun-Sentinel reports. • Ocoee residents worry about traffic problems if local leaders approve a new charter school in the area, the Orlando Sentinel reports.

MEMBERSHIP DUES: An Escambia School Board member protests paying for the Florida School Boards Association, the Pensacola News-Journal reports.

SICK SCHOOL: Nearly 200 students at a Broward elementary school call in sick as the Norovirus strikes, the Sun-Sentinel reports.

'TRUST US': Some Manatee parents question the district's plan to shut down their elementary school and move their children, the Bradenton Herald reports.

LABOR NEWS: Lake noninstructional employees arrive at impasse in their contract talks, the Daily Commercial reports. • Volusia teachers fail to settle their contract during another round of talks, the Daytona Beach News-Journal reports.

LANGUAGES: Okaloosa schools aim to meet the needs of students speaking 40 different languages, the Northwest Florida Daily News reports. 

TESTING: Florida schools look for ways to deal with children who choose to opt out of state testing, the Broward Palm Beach New-Times reports.

WORKSHEETS: An Okaloosa elementary school removes a vocabulary worksheet after parents complain that it refers to Islam but no other religions, the Crestview News-Bulletin reports.

[Last modified: Tuesday, March 15, 2016 6:56am]


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