Florida education news: Adult bullies, McKay scholarships, school vouchers and more
GONE: Connerton Elementary School principal Anna Falcone is removed for insubordination.
BULLYING: A Clearwater mom says her son's school bully was his special education teacher, who has since been arrested for abuse. • A Lee family strikes a $200,000 settlement with the school district over claims a teacher abused their autistic son, the Naples Daily News reports.
ON THE ROAD: Florida education commissioner Tony Bennett urges Maine leaders to create vouchers for private school choice, the Portland Press Herald reports.
HOPEFUL: Parents plan to pack the Canaveral Port Authority meeting to support a proposal to help retain three Brevard schools slated for closure, Florida Today reports.
NICE PROBLEM: Palm Beach officials consider how to spend their first expected budget surplus in eight years, the Palm Beach Post reports.
STOMPING ON JESUS: Florida Atlantic University cancels a class exercise in which students were asked to write the word "Jesus" on paper and then step on it, the Palm Beach Post reports.
STILL THERE: The Polk district will not eliminate its office of supplier diversity despite fears otherwise, the Ledger reports.
PARENT TRIGGER: The controversial parent empowerment bill heads to the House floor while it has yet to move in the Senate, the Panama City News Herald reports.
BUILDING TRUST: Manatee's new superintendent adopts a 100-day "entry plan" to defuse distrust in the district, the Herald-Tribune reports.