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Florida education news: Discrimination, choice, busing and more

THE OUTCRY CONTINUES: Pinellas County Democrats call for an investigation into whether students at five Pinellas schools faced racial discrimination. See also what the Columbia Journalism Review has to say about the Failure Factories project.

SCHOOL CHOICE: The Pasco school district plans to offer more magnet programs next year.

BUSING: The Pasco School Board moves toward using a natural gas bus fleet. • The Miami-Dade district adds wi-fi hotspots on buses to allow for mobile learning, the Miami Herald reports. • Palm Beach officials hope for a solution to their student busing woes by Monday, the Palm Beach Post reports. More from the Sun-Sentinel.

CONSTRUCTION FUNDS: A Brevard sales tax for school capital projects generates more money than expected, Florida Today reports.

LABOR NEWS: Monroe teachers reach a new contract agreement for 2015-16, the Keynoter reports.

ICK: "Super lice" are becoming a problem in Florida and Alabama schools, WKRG reports. More from the Orlando Sentinel.

SAFETY: Manatee seventh graders will begin taking a Know the Law class this fall, the Bradenton Herald reports.

ALWAYS WATCHING: The Collier school district adds a new service for parents to track the library books their children check out, the Naples Daily News reports.

CLASSROOM TECH: Nine Orange County schools will get new laptops for students this fall, the Orlando Sentinel reports.

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