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  • Florida teen faces discipline for wearing ripped jeans

    Florida teen faces discipline for wearing ripped jeans

    High school students, known to push rules to their limits, say dress codes designed to foster respect and safety discriminate against about half the population: girls. Many garment rules in public schools are all about the girl clothes, such as the ban on tops with spaghetti straps or shorts above...

  • New leader named to Broward school bond program

    New leader named to Broward school bond program

    The Broward school district has a new leader for its troubled bond program. The School Board agreed Tuesday to temporarily name Frank Girardi, director of construction, as executive director of the district’s bond program. HIs salary will increase from $127,000 to $139,000. He’ll oversee design,...

  • Florida charter school closures average 20 per year, report shows

    Florida charter school closures average 20 per year, report shows

    A new report from a Tallahassee-based research group raises questions about the growing role of charter schools in Florida, including citing the closure of 373 charter schools since 1998. Ben Wilcox, research director for the group Integrity Florida, said the closure of charter schools has averaged...

  • Broward schools hold off on money to boost public relations

    Broward schools hold off on money to boost public relations

    The Broward County School Board knows it has an image problem, but it’s not yet ready to spend money to beef up the public relations staff. The School Board rejected a request Tuesday to add several new employees to the public relations office. Board members said they want to wait for a new chief...

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