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Florida education news: Lacrosse, band instruments, soup and more

SOUP'S ON: Culinary students at Pasco's Anclote High hold their annual soup festival for teachers.

CHARTER SCHOOLS: Competing research on Florida and Texas charter schools yield opposite results on whether charter students outearn their traditional school peers after graduation, Education Week reports.

TEACHER PAY: The Orange County School Board approves its budget with a 2.4 percent raise for all employees, the Orlando Sentinel reports.

ON THE FIELD: Manatee high schools explore adding lacrosse for boys and girls, the Bradenton Herald reports.

SPENDING: The Fort Myers News-Press breaks down key expenses in the Lee school district's budget.

SETTING GOALS: Duval School Board members say their administration's academic targets aren't bold enough, the Florida Times-Union reports.

TEACHER DISCIPLINE: A complaint against retired Manatee High coach Joe Kinnan's educator certificate is dismissed, the Herald-Tribune reports.

SCHOOL ZONES: Frustrated St. Johns parents question whether the school district's planned attendance boundary rezoning can keep up with growth, the St. Augustine Record reports.

CONSTRUCTION: A new audit finds some continuing problems in the Leon school district's construction department, the Tallahassee Democrat reports. A federal investigation into the district is ongoing, the Democrat reports.

STRIKE UP THE BAND: Broward School Board members criticize the district for failing to provide new band instruments to schools as promised, the Sun-Sentinel reports.