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Florida education news: Charter schools, test proficiency, identity theft and more



IN COURT: A Pinellas County family sues their daughter's private school, contending it did not do enough to prevent and punish bullying.

CHARTER SCHOOLS: Florida House Speaker Richard Corcoran says he wants more charter schools in the state to meet student needs, Fox 13 reports.

TESTING: Florida lawmakers revisit a debate about the definition of "proficiency" on state tests, the Orlando Sentinel reports.

LEADERSHIP: Orange County superintendent Barbara Jenkins talks about the importance of women in top education administration, Education Dive reports.

BUDGETING: Putnam County school district leaders warn of possible layoffs or other major spending cuts, First Coast News reports.

SETTLEMENT: A St. Lucie mom is negotiating a deal to end her case over her son's death in a 2012 school bus crash, TC Palm reports.

STUDENT INFORMATION: The Polk County School Board approves a contract for a new data system, the Ledger reports.

AUDIT: A state audit finds the Brevard County school district did not complete employee background checks as required, among other concerns, Florida Today reports.

ADULT EDUCATION: The Leon County school district's controversial proposal to relocate its adult programs will cost about $450,000, the Tallahassee Democrat reports.

HACKED: Two Manatee County school district employees report being identity theft victims after their personal data is hacked at the district, the Bradenton Herald reports. 

[Last modified: Friday, March 17, 2017 7:02am]


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