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Gradebook podcast: Textbook challenges, new laws, school grades and more

A committee of parents and school officials reviewed whether a challenged novel should remain in Pasco Middle School in 2016. Under new law, any county resident would be able to challenge titles used in the public schools.

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A committee of parents and school officials reviewed whether a challenged novel should remain in Pasco Middle School in 2016. Under new law, any county resident would be able to challenge titles used in the public schools.

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June

Gov. Rick Scott signed into law HB 989, expanding county residents' ability to challenge public school textbooks and instructional materials. The bill arose from Collier County, where book battles often arise. Parent Michelle Groenings, who has served on the district's instructional materials review committee, spoke with reporter Jeff Solochek about her concerns with the new law, and how things have played out in her home district. Solochek also talks about other new laws Scott signed, and the school grades released on Wednesday.

[Last modified: Thursday, June 29, 2017 5:15pm]

    

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