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Education news and notes from Tampa Bay and Florida

Florida education news: Voucher lawsuit, school nurses, board politics and more



VOUCHER LAWSUIT: The Florida PTA has dropped out of a case challenging the state's corporate tax credit scholarships, Politico Florida reports.

CHARTER SCHOOLS: Four Duval County single-gender charter schools face financial troubles that could lead to their closure, the Florida Times-Union reports.

LEADERSHIP: Florida Gulf Coast University extends the deadline for its troubled search for a new president, the Fort Myers News-Press reports.

COLLEGE COSTS: Gov. Rick Scott urges the chairmen of university boards of trustees to improve academic performance and control costs, the News Service of Florida reports.

HELPING HAND: A Volusia teen begins a company to raise money for her school's special needs programs, the Daytona Beach News-Journal reports. • Some Santa Rosa agriculture students learn about harvesting and sharing crops, the Pensacola News-Journal reports.

HEALTHY SCHOOLS: Orange County schools grapple with a shortage of nurses, the Orlando Sentinel reports.

OUTREACH: A Polk County elementary school principal spends more time learning about her students' families, the Ledger reports.

SCHOOL BOARDS: A retiring Sarasota School Board member says the job has become too steeped in politics, the Herald-Tribune reports. • The Leon County School Board is made up of only women as members for the first time, the Tallahassee Democrat reports.

[Last modified: Tuesday, November 22, 2016 7:03am]


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