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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.

JUST SAY NO: A coalition of private schools that accept McKay scholarships say they would stop if forced to administer the FCAT to students, State Impact Florida reports. More from Redefined.

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.

[Last modified: Saturday, March 23, 2013 7:56am]


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