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Florida education news: Vouchers, school grades, summer camp and more



VOUCHERS: The Florida Education Association files suit challenging the constitutionality of the state's latest voucher law changes.

TOO LATE: Dunedin Elementary School's improved school grade does not stave off the removal of its principal and half its faculty.

STILL LEARNING: School lessons infuse the fun in the Pasco school district's summer camp programs.

BAD BEHAVIOR: The Hillsborough school district takes positive strides with new plans to teach kids how to report sexual harassment, the Times editorializes.

TAXES: The Miami-Dade School Board makes good on its pledge to lower the local millage rate, the Miami Herald reports.

DIM FUTURES: Florida lawmakers continue to cut the state's Bright Future scholarshipsOrlando Sentinel columnist Scott Maxwell reports.

TOO HARD: A new report finds that requiring more math and science courses for high school graduation leads to more dropouts, State Impact Florida reports.

BLOW: The Martin school district considers requiring breath tests when students are suspected of drinking, WFLX reports.

WHO'S IN CHARGE? The Clay superintendent and School Board spar over whether the superintendent's job should be appointed or elected, the Florida Times-Union reports.

POLITICS: Key Flagler Republicans including the School Board chairman meet privately with Gov. Rick Scott's education adviser, the Daytona Beach News-Journal reports.

BACK PAY: Manatee's superintendent recommends paying a former assistant superintendent who was dismissed his lost wages during a criminal case, the Bradenton Herald reports.

SPENDING: The Okaloosa School Board decides to buy new buses with $2.8 million found in the budget, the Northwest Florida Daily News reports.

[Last modified: Thursday, July 17, 2014 7:09am]


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