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Gradebook podcast: Back to school, and legislative session, in the Sunshine State

Leila Davis Elementary School kindergarten teacher Kali Kopka, center, works to comfort new student Camilo Garcia Baez, 5, moments after his mother dropped him off for the first day of school on Thursday in Clearwater.

DOUGLAS R. CLIFFORD | Times

Leila Davis Elementary School kindergarten teacher Kali Kopka, center, works to comfort new student Camilo Garcia Baez, 5, moments after his mother dropped him off for the first day of school on Thursday in Clearwater.

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Students headed back to classes across Florida on Thursday, as state lawmakers began filing new education legislation for their coming session. Sure, both seem to have just ended. But summer is short. More schools resume on Monday. And lawmakers begin committee work in September, so they need something to talk about. Reporter Jeff Solochek and editor Tom Tobin discuss the latest, and offer up a collection of first day sounds from across the Tampa Bay region.  

[Last modified: Friday, August 11, 2017 11:08am]

    

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