What you need to know about Florida today
› ’Parent trigger’ schools bill moves through first committee hurdle
A year after a bipartisan group of Florida senators blocked it, a controversial “parent trigger” bill is back without some of the provisions that made it more palatable to critics and with a new state Senate almost certain to sign off on the measure.
› Nutrition experts call some Darden kids' meal changes disappointing
A nonprofit group monitoring Darden Restaurants' progress on healthier menus gave the company a thumbs-up Thursday, but some nutrition experts say changes didn't go as far as they had expected.
› UF group wants to pick roommates of any gender
A group of students are pressing University of Florida officials for permission to choose roommates of any sex in campus housing. Gators Coalition for an Inclusive Campus wants to create space in residence halls for inclusive housing. But first, the coalition's officers need the support of students.
› Elementary students dance through history
The students learned the Cakewalk, the Charleston, the Twist, dances invented generations before they were born. A $1,330 grant from the education foundation paid for the dance instructor and the extra books for the special project at the Sarasota school.
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