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Florida education news: Hurricane evacuees, charter schools, social media and more

A roundup of education news from around the state.

AFTER THE STORM: Hundreds of children from Puerto Rico and the Virgin Islands settle into Tampa Bay area schools after fleeing the devastation of Hurricane Maria. The state has done away with some regulations, making it easier to enroll and get assistance. Districts and some lawmakers are calling for extra money and flexibility in areas such as class size to help schools with the added population, the Orlando Sentinel reports. More from CBS News, Osceola News-Gazette.

OLD SCHOOL: Two Pinellas County developers are breathing new life into unused school sites  — one as lofts, another as a restaurant.

CHARTER SCHOOLS: Academica seeks to enter one of the last areas of Broward County without charter schools, Parkland Talk reports.

SOCIAL MEDIA THREATS: A Sarasota County high school increases its law enforcement presence after a student threatens on social media to shoot up the campus, the Orlando Sentinel reports. • A Collier County Catholic school student threatens his school's opposing football team on Instagram, causing problems for the school and its team, Fox 4 reports.

IN THE CONSTITUTION: A Collier County School Board member has made several proposals to overhaul the education article of Florida's constitution, the Naples Daily News reports.

GOTTA DANCE: A video of the Lake Mary High principal dancing with her school's step team goes viral, WKMG reports.

MATH LESSONS: A Bay County high school sees strong academic improvement in its first year partnering with National Math and Science Initiative, the Panama City News Herald reports.

SURPLUS LAND: The Volusia County School Board considers selling land once planned for a middle school to a housing developer, the Daytona Beach News-Journal reports.

GIFTED EDUCATION: The Orange County school district prepares to open a new school for elementary gifted students, the Orlando Sentinel reports.

BAD ACTS: A Hillsborough County high school teacher is arrested on allegations she had sex with a student, Fox 13 reports.

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