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Florida education news: Growth, tutoring, testing and more

OVERFLOW: Manatee School Board members discuss how to handle growth in areas where schools are near or at capacity, the Bradenton Herald reports.

EXTRA HELP: A nonprofit organization offers free tutoring to students in a dozen schools in Lake, Sumter and Marion counties, the Daily Commercial reports.

CHARTER SCHOOLS: A Duval charter school closes its doors amid financial problems and a poor graduation rate, the Florida Times-Union reports.

TESTING: Florida education commissioner Pam Stewart won't reveal her plans if a study deems the Florida Standards Assessments invalid, Politico Florida reports.

WHAT NOT TO WEAR: The Palm Beach School Board looks into a dress code for parent volunteers, the Palm Beach Post reports.

REROUTED: Palm Beach schools revamp their bus routes after nearly two weeks of transportation troubles, the Palm Beach Post reports.

LAWSUITS: A former Orange teacher sues the district claiming she was fired for her association with black people, the Orlando Sentinel reports.

ON THE TRAIL: Some Pensacola area high school students get to question Jeb Bush at a town hall, the Pensacola News-Journal reports.

OPTIONS: The Palm Beach school district will explore expanding school choices for students, the Sun-Sentinel reports.

OPENING SALVO: The Florida Board of Education adopts its 2016-17 legislative budget request, Politico Florida reports.

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