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Florida education news: Ruby Payne, Special Olympics, adult education and more

Published Jul. 13, 2015

THE 'PAYNE EFFECT': A retired Hillsborough educator joins the ranks of those criticizing the approach to poverty of education theorist Ruby Payne.

TECHNOLOGY: The Bay school district and county government partner to provide fiber optic cable at a local elementary school, the Panama City News Herald reports.

R.I.P.: Manatee School Board member Mary Cantrell dies days after entering hospice care, the Bradenton Herald reports.

INCLUSION: Some Brevard schools launch Special Olympics teams to help students with special needs feel more part of their schools, Florida Today reports.

CHARTER SCHOOLS: A financially struggling Palm Beach charter school funneled money into its founder's private businesses, the Palm Beach Post reports.

ADULT EDUCATION: Leon parents of adults with disabilities prepare to demand restoration of funding for their children's education programs, the Tallahassee Democrat reports.