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Florida education news: Field trips, homelessness, school consolidation and more

THE GREAT OUTDOORS: Field trips are a way of life for J.D. Floyd K-8 students who spend lots of time outdoors learning about environmental sciences.

HOMELESSNESS: Pinellas high schools launch a homeless awareness program to help teens in need.

SAVE OUR SCHOOLS: Hamilton County government leaders oppose a proposal to consolidate the county's elementary schools, the Suwanee Democrat reports.

MISSION CREEP: University leaders grow wary of community college efforts to offer four-year degrees, the Hechinger Report reports.

NO MORE NITS: Broward schools abandon their lenient lice policy after parents complain, the Sun-Sentinel reports.

BONUSES: A Duval foundation unveils details of its incentive plan to lure top teachers to low performing schools, the Florida Times-Union reports.

SONG AND DANCE: A Daytona Beach teacher uses music and dance to help children learn math, the Daytona Beach News-Journal reports.

INSURANCE: The University of Central Florida considers requiring all new students to have health insurance to enroll, the Orlando Sentinel reports.

MATH CHAMPS: Alachua Buchholz High aims for its tenth consecutive state math competition championship, the Gainesville Sun reports.

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