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Education news and notes from Tampa Bay and Florida

Florida education news: Vouchers, magnet schools, summer vacation and more

VOUCHERS: A panel of judges will hear arguments in the challenge of Florida's tax credit scholarship program.

BAD ACTS: Two employees at Hernando's Moton Elementary are under investigation for allegations of physical abuse against a child with Down syndrome. • A Palm Beach teacher has his certification revoked after asking a student to kiss him, the Palm Beach Post reports.

CHARTER SCHOOLS: The Pinellas School Board will consider closing three charter schools run by a recently indicted management company.

MAGNET DIVERSITY: The number of black students at Duval's A-rated magnet schools has dropped 10 percent, the Florida Times-Union reports.

HANDS OFF: Brevard schools begin using a curriculum aimed at teaching kids and educators about sexual abuse prevention, Florida Today reports.

RED SOLO CUPS: Marion high school students and parents post plastic cup messages in the chain link fence every morning, the Ocala Star-Banner reports.

SHORTER SUMMER: Highlands parents and educators hope an early return from summer break will give students an academic boost, Highlands Today reports.

CONSTRUCTION FUNDS: Orange County homebuilders seek a delay in increased school impact fees, the Orlando Sentinel reports.

GENDER POLITICS: Six advocacy groups urge the Marion School Board to change its policy on transgender bathroom use, Florida Politics reports.

[Last modified: Tuesday, May 10, 2016 6:46am]

    

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