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.