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Florida School Stops Giving Students Mountain Dew Before Standardized Tests

A central Florida elementary school has stopped a long-standing practice of serving students Mountain Dew before standardized tests.

 

Florida Today reports that a woman contacted local media outlets after learning that students were being served three tablespoons of soda and some trail mix before taking the Florida Comprehensive Assessment Test.

Brevard County schools spokeswoman Michelle Irwin says they’ve advised officials at Creel Elementary School to provide only water to students.

 Irwin says Principal Kathryn Eward started serving soda and trail mix about 10 years ago after reading about its positive effect on students taking tests. . .

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