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Marion school board blocks transgender kids from restroom choice

The Marion County School Board has approved a measure that requires students to choose restrooms based on birth sex, reversing a recently enacted policy that gave transgender students an option.
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Community robotics team eyes Arkansas event

Community robotics team eyes Arkansas event

BLOOMINGDALE — Girls who make up the Squirtle Squad Scholars, a Brandon community robotics team, hope to raise $10,000 so they can represent Florida at the Razorback Invitational in Arkansas in May.
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Teachers’ lawsuit threatens school choice, Tampa advocate Kirtley says

Teachers’ lawsuit threatens school choice, Tampa advocate Kirtley says

TALLAHASSEE – A lawsuit challenging the state’s school voucher program could set back the advances the state has made in school choice by decades, Tampa businessman and school choice advocate John Kirtley told a group of business leader...
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Audit urges Hillsborough district to promote bus driver morale

Audit urges Hillsborough district to promote bus driver morale

Board members took a fine-toothed comb to a December audit of chronic problems in the Hillsborough schools transportation department. The takeaway: Driver morale should be at the center of any plan for reform.
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New study finds old woes in Hillsborough school bus system

New study finds old woes in Hillsborough school bus system

TAMPA — Hillsborough County School bus drivers are underpaid and unmotivated, according to an independent study. But school officials say they have already taken a number of steps over the past year to get the department on the right path.
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St. Petersburg school helps restore habitat

St. Petersburg school helps restore habitat

They not only are growing young minds at Shorecrest Preparatory School in St. Petersburg.
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Ridgewood High renames gym to honor late principal

Ridgewood High renames gym to honor late principal

TRINITY — For 20 years, Wendell Krinn was a fixture at Ridgewood High School basketball games.
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Employee of Christian group banned from Hillsborough schools

Employee of Christian group banned from Hillsborough schools

After a national atheist organization issued a complaint, a Fellowship of Christian Athletes employee was permanently banned from Hillsborough County public schools and all public high school sports coaches will be required to undergo special train...
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Florida Polytechnic names campus for fighting founder JD Alexander

Florida Polytechnic names campus for fighting founder JD Alexander

four years to the day after Gov. Rick Scott signed Florida Polytechnic University into being, former state Sen. John David "JD" Alexander received a token of appreciation for his doggedness.
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University at Buffalo mistakenly sends 5,000 acceptance emails

University at Buffalo mistakenly sends 5,000 acceptance emails

BUFFALO, N.Y. – More than 5,000 prospective students have mistakenly been notified by email that they’ve been accepted into an upstate New York university.
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