Florida education news: A Best and Brightest development, search for an interim superintendent and more
ANOTHER CHALLENGE: An attorney representing the state teachers union says the federal Equal Employment Opportunity Commission is investigating Florida's controversial Best and Brightest bonus plan, the Naples Daily News reports.
MOVING ON: On the heels of last week's resignation of superintendent Owen Roberts, Alachua County School Board members meet tonight to select an interim leader, the Gainesville Sun reports.
NEW ERA: A Jacksonville nonprofit is set to take over the Head Start and Early Head Start programs in six central Florida counties this week in a controversial switch from the Ocala nonprofit that ran the programs for more than three decades, the Gainesville Sun reports
CHARTER BUS: The Manatee County school district works out an arrangement to donate 20 surplus school buses for use by three charter schools, the Bradenton Herald reports.
PINK SLIP: The Palm Beach County school district does not renew the contract of a teacher under investigation for allegedly collecting cash for academic “free passes,” the Palm Beach Post reports.
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