Florida education news: Turnarounds, scholarships, prom and more

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READING SCHOLARSHIPS: Florida third graders who fail their state language arts exam this year have an added layer of assistance to get back on track ‘ a new $500 scholarship to pay for outside instruction or materials.

Florida education news: Turnarounds, scholarships, prom and more

TURNAROUNDS: Hernando County’s long-struggling Moton Elementary School dismisses its entire teaching staff, in hopes of staving off having to adopt one of the state’s three improvement plan options. ”None of those were what we wanted,” district spokeswoman Karen Jordan said. “We wanted to maintain Moton as our school with our decision-making.” • An Alachua County middle-high school gets a pep talk as students head into state testing with the threat of school closure looming with poor results, WUFT reports.

READING SCHOLARSHIPS: Florida third graders who fail their state language arts exam this year have an added layer of assistance to get back on track — a new $500 scholarship to pay for outside instruction or materials.

PROM: A Walton County home-schooled student is barred from the local high school prom, the Northwest Florida Daily News reports. ”Prom is for students who attend the schools and their dates,” superintendent Russell Hughes said. “If I open the door and violate the (state) statute, I open the door to 400-plus students to say they want to go to prom.”

PERSONAL DATA: Manatee County school district employees will get a settlement in a case over the inadvertent release of their payroll information, the Bradenton Herald reports.

FINANCIAL FINAGLING: A state audit questions whether the Lake County school district misused $10.3 million in impact fee revenue, the Orlando Sentinel reports.

  • Date: 2018-04-16T07:00:00Z-04
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