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Florida education news: Dress code, pay raises, plagiarism and more

DRESS CODE: A Pasco County high school student's dress code protest broadens amid support from some parents and the ACLU.

PAY RAISES: Hernando teachers and the district administration near a new contract deal.

PAST ACTS: The University of South Florida admits it hired a second top administrator who had inappropriate on-campus sexual behavior at a previous job.

STUDENT VOICES: Hillsborough middle school students ask School Board members about testing and electives during a forum with board members.

TESTING: Florida fourth- and eighth-graders show improvement on the NAEP science test, the Orlando Sentinel reports.

TURNAROUNDS: The Florida Board of Education approves two Polk school turnaround plansokays an improvement plan for Indian River's Dodgertown Elementary, TC Palm reports. * The board aims to cut the number of low-performing schools statewide in half, Politico Florida reports.

INVESTIGATION: A state investigation finds Marion superintendent George Tomyn did not falsely inflate graduation rates, the Ocala Star-Banner reports.

BAD ACTS: A Bay middle school teacher is arrested on accusations of having a sexual relationship with one of his students, the Panama City News Herald reports.

RACE RELATIONS: Some Florida Gulf Coast University students plan to protest the school's handling of a racial slur posted in an academic building, the Fort Myers News-Press reports.

TEACHER PLANNING: Thousands of Palm Beach teachers are missing two hours of teaching each month to attend meetings, the Palm Beach Post reports.

CLASSROOM TECHNOLOGY: St. Johns school district leaders struggle to meet the state's digital classroom requirements and costs, the St. Augustine Record reports.

LIFTED WORDS: The Palm Beach school district considers a tougher policy against employee plagiarism after two principals are caught in the act, the Sun-Sentinel reports.

HISTORY LESSONS: About 75 Leon teachers learn ways to teach about the Holocaust, the Tallahassee Democrat reports.

Florida education news: Dress code, pay raises, plagiarism and more 10/27/16 [Last modified: Thursday, October 27, 2016 10:30am]
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