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Florida education news: Bright Futures, charter schools, employee discipline and more



LESS ACCESS: A USF review suggest that new Bright Futures requirements could reduce the number of awards going to minority students at the university.

DROP IT: The House sponsor of a charter school bill plans to remove the requirement that unused public schools be shared with charters.

PRIVACY: The Hillsborough School Board moves to shield the names of employees up for disciplinary action.

ACT QUICK: Pasco superintendent Kurt Browning asks for the authority to accept employee resignations without School Board action.

NEW LEADERSHIP: Pinellas superintendent Mike Grego seeks to reorganize his administration.

ON TO STATES: Mittye P. Locke's Odyssey of the Mind team heads to state competition.

PARENT TRIGGER: The Florida House prepares to approve the controversial legislation, the AP reports.

THERE'S AN APP FOR THAT: The Duval school district and a private app developer battle over a mobile device program linking users to the district, First Coast News reports.

WAITING: Teachers at a closed Broward charter school have yet to receive their final month's pay or school recognition bonuses, the Miami Herald reports.

NO THANKS: The Lee School Board declines a state recommendation to investigate its superintendent, the Fort Myers News-Press reports.

OPPOSED: Some Martin County parents question the district's move to Common Core standards, the Stuart News reports.

FALLING SHORT: Martin School Board members learn an accounting error left their fund balance reserves lower than expected, the Stuart News reports. • Polk School Board members balk at some proposed money saving measures, the Ledger reports.

CLASS SIZE: Broward officials worry that their efforts to meet state class size rules might hurt education programs, the Sun-Sentinel reports.

DELAYED: A lawsuit to prevent the closure of three Brevard schools is set for April 15, Florida Today reports.

NOT ELIGIBLE: A court rules that former Osceola School Board member Cindy Hartig isn't eligible for unemployment benefits after losing her reelection bid, the Orlando Sentinel reports.

[Last modified: Wednesday, April 3, 2013 6:33am]


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