Florida education news: Special education, dropouts, taxes and more
FIGHT FOR IT: Hillsborough mom Claudia Roberts advocates long and hard for improvements to the district's exceptional student education program. (Times photo, Austin Anthony)
COME ON BACK: Pinellas area schools help dropouts return to classes, graduate and move toward productive lives, columnist Bill Maxwell writes.
TAX BATTLE: The Pembroke Pines charter school system seeks a share of property taxes that go to the Broward school district, saying they'll go broke soon without the funds, the Sun-Sentinel reports.
WHAT'S IN A NAME? Some residents ask the Lee School Board to consider a new name for their neighborhood elementary and middle schools as they merge into a K-8 campus, the Fort Myers News-Press reports.
DIGGING IN: Manatee School Board members begin reviewing thousands of pages of a recent forensic audit, and don't like the details they're seeing, the Bradenton Herald reports.
GOOD ADVICE: A Flagler teacher will help a national public policy group shape its education initiatives, the Daytona Beach News-Journal reports.