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Florida education news: Superintendents, foundations, volunteers and more

By Jeffrey Solochek
Hernando County schools superintendent Lori Romano [Times | 2016]

SUPERINTENDENTS: Hernando County schools superintendent Lori Romano survives a district-wide survey of her performance, calling it too vague and asking for a do-over. The School Board agrees.

FUND RAISERS: Marion County's Public Education Foundation sets its fund-raising record in 2017, the Ocala Star-Banner reports.

LOOKING BACK: Florida had several major education stories in 2017, including the passage of HB 7069 and the dismissal of a long-running funding lawsuit, Sunshine State News reports.

COLLEGE BOUND: A Sarasota County teen overcomes life obstacles on her way to pursuing higher education, the Herald-Tribune reports.

GIVING BACK: Palm Beach County's adult school volunteer of the year talks about her inspiration and dedication, the Palm Beach Post reports.

CAREER TRAINING: A Jacksonville non-profit helps high school graduates hone their skills for jobs, the Florida Times-Union reports.