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The Education Gradebook

A face mask rests atop some school work, Monday morning September 13, 2021 as Volusia County School starts mandatory masks for students.
A roundup of Florida education news from around the state.
Mater Academy, with 48 schools in Florida and Nevada, still wants to add two in Hillsborough.
Concerns mount that increased hostility, including attacks on family members, will scare away candidates who might otherwise serve.
The list includes students from three dozen high schools across the region. They will compete for college scholarships in the spring.

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  1. A face mask rests atop some school work, Monday morning September 13, 2021 as Volusia County School starts mandatory masks for students.
  2. Banners fly from the Student Services breezeway on the Tampa campus of the University of South Florida, which is seeking input about its next president. An online survey was announced Monday.
  3. Crowds like this one at a recent Pinellas School Board meeting have been larger and often more animated as boards have taken on issues including school masks, race relations and transgender rights. At this meeting on Aug. 24, one defiant speaker was removed from the chamber by security and another called the school district a "criminal enterprise."
  4. Hillsborough County School Board members Nadia Combs, left, and Karen Perez voted against two proposed Mater Academy charter schools on June 15. The schools on Tuesday will again ask for board approval.
  5. A group of students gather after a mass shooting Monday at Perm State University in Perm, about 700 miles east of Moscow.
  6. Students arrive at Skycrest Elementary School during first day of school on Wednesday, Aug, 11, 2021, in Clearwater.
  7. A masked student searches for his first-period class at Sunlake High on Aug. 10, the first day of school in Pasco County. Sunlake led the district this past week with 39 reported cases of COVID-19, but school case numbers across the county are headed down.
  8. Students in the Gulf High class of 2023 show their school spirit in a float they created for the annual homecoming parade in 2019. They haven't had many similar activities since then, but got permission for dances and pep rallies this week.
  9. Dozens of Tampa Bay area seniors on their way to graduation this spring have been named National Merit Semifinalists for 2022. Many will become finalists later this school year and will qualify for college scholarships through the National Merit Scholarship program.
  10. Scott Rivkees talks to the media during a news conference at Hard Rock Stadium in Miami Gardens, Fla., on May 6, 2020.
  11. Pasco County Historic Courthouse
  12. A boy's restroom at Zephyrhills High School was damaged as part of a student trend of stealing or vandalizing school property and putting a video of the 'devious lick' on TikTok.
  13. Governor Ron DeSantis listens as Education Commissioner, Richard Corcoran answers a reporter’s questions at High Point Elementary School, Tuesday, September 14, 2021 in Clearwater.
  14. Students walk through the Tampa campus of the University of South Florida, where leaders are embarking on a national search for a new president. The process is expected to be complete by January.
  15. A boys' restroom at Zephyrhills High was damaged as part of a student trend of stealing or vandalizing school property and putting a video of the 'devious lick' on TikTok.
  16. Governor Ron DeSantis listens as Education Commissioner, Richard Corcoran answers a reporter’s questions in regards to the phasing out of the FSA to pivot to progress monitoring and how that will work to rate schools in the future, at High Point Elementary School, Tuesday, September 14, 2021 in Clearwater.
  17. Seen here at a recent meeting, Pinellas County School Board members Caprice Edmond, left, and Laura Hine, right, failed in their effort Tuesday to get support for a workshop to discuss the district's COVID-19 mitigation efforts.
  18. Gov. Ron DeSantis makes remarks accompanied by teachers, parents and education officials, during a news conference Tuesday to announce a major reduction in spring testing in Florida schools. He appeared High Point Elementary School in Clearwater.
  19. The University of Florida cracked the top five in a new ranking of national public universities for 2022.
  20. Boca Ciega High School senior Matthew McCrary, 17, works on algebra homework for his liberal arts math class while his cat, KiKi, explores the dining room table on Monday. McCrary is concerned that his lesson plans have been interrupted because so many teachers are being quarantined.
  21. A girl leads her mother and brothers Mnday morning as they arrive at Brooklyn's P.S. 245. Classroom doors are swinging open for about a million New York City public school students.
  22. University of Florida president Kent Fuchs celebrates during Monday's announcement that the school was ranked a Top 5 public university by U.S. News & World Report.
  23. Florida's battle over school mask mandates remains its most high profile debate over methods to stop the spread of COVID-19, which has seen quarantine numbers far exceed those of a year ago.
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