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Florida education news: Music lessons, opting out, stormy weather and more

Published Sep. 6, 2016

LIFE LESSONS: Bullied in school, Pinellas teen Adan Martinez finds solace -- and a mission -- in his world of music.

OPTING OUT: Definitions matter to Florida families suing over the state's third-grade retention rules, the USA Today Network reports.

CAMPAIGN TRAIL: Conservative Escambia School Board member Jeff Bergosh sets his sights on a County Commission seat, the Pensacola News-Journal reports.

MONEY MATTERS: Two new Indian River School Board members hope their arrival will promote improved financial status for the district, TC Palm reports.

HANDS ON: A Bay schools science specialist travels the world to collect ideas for new lessons, the Panama City News Herald reports.

CHARTER SCHOOLS: A community straddling the Lee-Charlotte county line proposes a charter school for its residents, the Fort Myers News-Press reports.

GIFTED EDUCATION: Billionaire Jeff Greene will open an exclusive, expensive school for high-achieving youngsters in West Palm Beach, the Palm Beach Post reports.

STORMY WEATHER: Sarasota school officials defend their decision to hold classes despite a threatening tropical storm, the Herald-Tribune reports.