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Education news and notes from Tampa Bay and Florida

Marching band, self-driving cars, a big summit and more



HELP ON THE WAY? The Hillsborough County school system aims to improve its most challenging schools, and troubled Sligh Middle is first on the "priority" list.

MARCHING AHEAD: With the Paris attacks in mind, the Gulf Coast High School Marcing Band arrives in NYC for the Macy’s Thanksgiving parade with a thorough security plan, the Naples Daily News reports.

PROGRESS: Researchers at Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University have started a 14-month research project on self-driving cars for the Florida Department of Education, Associated Press reports.

GETTING TOGETHER: High school students meet with school board members and community leaders to share ideas at a summit Saturday in Lee County, the News-Press reports.

GIRLS AND SCIENCE: The “Girls Who Code” program at FSU Panama City focuses on teaching computer coding to female students in grades 6-12, the Panama City News Herald reports.

MAKING MUSIC: The nonprofit Music for Your Heart Foundation connects schools, teachers and parents with music professionals, sponsors and companies, the Miami Herald reports.

[Last modified: Sunday, November 22, 2015 11:20pm]


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