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Florida education news: Breakfast, charter schools, Pell Grants and more



HELPING HAND: A Pinellas autistic student who once threatened his teachers saves one teacher assistant's life when she falls deathly ill.

FIX IT: The Hillsborough school district sues the maker of its automated employee timekeeper, saying the system doesn't work.

EAT UP: Florida Agriculture Commissioner Adam Putnam visits a St. Petersburg school to extol the virtues of breakfast.

DELAYED: A new charter school puts off its opening date in Pasco County by a year.

CHARTER CHALLENGE: A judge again allows the principal of a Sarasota charter school to remain on the job as he tries to fire Imagine Schools as its operator, the Herald-Tribune reports.

TAKING CHARGE: A Florida State College at Jacksonville student is petitioning to have the school rather than its students be responsible to repay the federal government for improperly awarded Pell Grants, the Florida Times-Union reports.

GOOD MIX: Florida doesn't make the list of states with more non-teachers than teachers in its schools, the Fort Myers News-Press reports.

CHALLENGE: Teachers criticize Florida's new teacher evaluation model at a hearing aimed at taking testimony on new state rules about the system, the Orlando Sentinel reports.

ARRESTED: Seven students at a Polk high school are arrested as a food fight escalates into a fistfight, all caught on video, the Ledger reports.

ALL BUSINESS: Florida business leaders praise the state's move to Common Core standards, saying it will help keep America great, Redefined reports. More from State Impact Florida.

[Last modified: Friday, March 1, 2013 6:11am]


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