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Wanting recess back, a new chapter, a saucy enterprise and more



PLAYTIME: Florida parents are pushing back against the lack of recess in public schools, StateImpact Florida reports.

MOVING ON: Manatee County School Board member Bob Gause announces he will not run for re-election next year, the Bradenton Herald and Sarasota Herald-Tribune report.

STUDENT BUSINESS: The Naples Daily News reports on a project at Immokalee High School that has resulted in a student-run company, Taste of Immokalee, which makes salsas and barbecue sauces. Their products have been sold at a number of stores, including a local Winn Dixie.

GETTING TOUGHER: Florida legislators are mulling proposals for stronger regulation of for-profit colleges, which enroll roughly 20 percent of college students in the state, the Miami Herald reports.

LET A JURY DECIDE: The case of a man who tried to extort former Palm Beach County superintendent Wayne Gent is scheduled to go to trial in January, the Palm Beach Post reports.

LOCAL HERO: Palm Beach County honors a driver who calmly evacuated students from a school bus before it burst into flames, the Palm Beach Post reports.

BIG LOSS: Richard C. Christensen, a University of Florida psychiatry professor who worked with homeless people, is killed in a hit-and-run accident in Zambia while celebrating his wedding anniversary and working with his wife for Habitat for Humanity, the Ocala Star-Banner and Gainesville Sun report.

NEW LOCATION: One of the oldest charter schools in Orange County is moving to make way for a new campus for the University of Central Florida in downtown Orlando, the Orlando Sentinel reports.

SORRY, DUDE: Volusia County school officials concerned about liability say no to New Smyrna Beach High students who want to start a surf club, the Daytona Beach News-Journal reports.

[Last modified: Tuesday, December 1, 2015 7:35am]


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