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Wearing masks to prevent the spread of COVID19, elementary school students walk to classes to begin their school day in Godley, Texas, Wednesday, Aug. 5, 2020. Three rural school districts in Johnson County were among the first in Texas to head back to school for in person classes for students. (AP Photo/LM Otero) [LM OTERO  |  AP]
A roundup of Florida education news from around the state.
3 hours ago• Education
After a day of work, the Pierce Middle School teacher felt sick and went for a weekend test.
Yesterday• Gradebook
In a letter to university officials, the United Faculty of Florida says the current course of COVID-19 makes in-person classes too dangerous.
Yesterday• Education
First up, a motion to move the case out of Miami-Dade County.
Yesterday• Education

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  1. Wearing masks to prevent the spread of COVID19, elementary school students walk to classes to begin their school day in Godley, Texas, Wednesday, Aug. 5, 2020. Three rural school districts in Johnson County were among the first in Texas to head back to school for in person classes for students. (AP Photo/LM Otero) [LM OTERO  |  AP]
  2. Aron Zions, a social studies teacher at Pierce Middle School in Tampa, notified colleagues Tuesday that a fellow staffer who worked in the building last week has since tested positive for COVID-19. He contends district officials should have delivered that news earlier. [Times (2011)]
  3. As students prepare to return to campus, the USF chapter of United Faculty of Florida is calling on the university to reopen with online only classes for the fall semester. [Times (2018)]
  4. Miami-Dade County Judge Spencer Eig presides over a Zoom meeting to schedule hearings related to a lawsuit challenging Gov. Ron DeSantis' school reopening order. [Zoom conference call]
  5. Land O'Lakes High teacher Kenny Blankenship was among dozens of Pasco County school employees who came out Aug. 4, 2020, to protest the district's plan to hold in-person classes starting Aug. 24. [JEFFREY S. SOLOCHEK  |  Times]
  6. Teachers and their supporters protested Pinellas County's school reopening plan on July 14 at district headquarters in Largo. Art teacher Krista Schilling, in the foreground, said "I'm very concerned about teaching inside a closed classroom and physically coming in contact with many students." [SCOTT KEELER  |  Times]
  7. Lunches like this taco salad are the kinds of healthy offerings that families can prepare at home. Guidelines from the federal MyPlate program recommend vegetables, fruits, lean protein, whole grains and fat-free or low-fat dairy. [MICHELLE STARK  |  Times (2018)]
  8. Students follow teacher Jessica Nelson on the first day of a pre-kindergarten program in June at Mitchell Elementary in Tampa. The kids wore masks, practiced social distancing and had their temperatures checked during something of a test drive for the fall semester. [SCOTT KEELER  |  Times]
  9. The bus ride to and from school will be the most difficult time of day for students to keep social distance, officials acknowledge. Some new rules will apply this year, including mask-wearing for all. [CHRIS URSO  |  Times (2013)]
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