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Florida education news: Fire recovery, Irma's aftermath, Schools of Hope and more

An overhead shot of Lee Elementary School the day after it burned. Students and staff will relocate to nearby Lockhart Elementary.

Luis Santana | Times

An overhead shot of Lee Elementary School the day after it burned. Students and staff will relocate to nearby Lockhart Elementary.

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AFTER THE FIRE: Lee Elementary School, with all its history and controversy, prepares to relocate to nearby Lockhart Elementary after being engulfed in flames as power returned following Hurricane Irma.

HARD AT WORK: Florida's public schools showcase the service of their employees as responders to Hurricane Irma. • A counselor with experience after Hurricanes Rita and Katrina offers Florida teachers advice on how to approach their first days back in class after Irma (podcast).

WAITING FOR SCHOOL: With school out through the end of the week, parents look for ways to keep their children occupied. Some ideas. • Restoring power is the No. 1 concern for Florida schools as they work to get back online, Education Week reports. More from Florida Today, FlaglerLive.com, Lehigh Acres Citizen, Naples Daily News, Florida Times-Union, Palm Beach Post, Daytona Beach News-Journal 

EXTRAS: Bucking trends that have seen arts on the decline, Pasco County's Mitchell High and Seven Springs Middle create orchestra programs for students. • Hernando County's Spring Hill Elementary adds theater and robotics to its offerings.

SCHOOLS OF HOPE: The Florida Board of Education delays its decision on which schools will receive $2,000 per student to help their turnaround efforts, the Times/Herald Tallahassee Bureau reports.

STUDENT FUNDING: The Florida Board of Education is asking to increase per-student funding by $200 in 2018-19, the News Service of Florida reports.

BAD ACTS: Three Okaloosa County educators are arrested in connection with a school-related child abuse investigation, the Northwest Florida Daily News reports.

ENROLLMENT: Gulf County schools begin to see student numbers rise, the Port St. Joe Star reports.

[Last modified: Thursday, September 14, 2017 6:51am]

    

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