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REACHING OUT: Florida school board members discuss the best way to communicate with parents during a statewide retreat in Pensacola Beach, the Pensacola News-Journal reports.

A LITTLE HELP: An Alachua charter school for children with learning disorders fight state law that would require it to close if it earns another F grade from the state, the Gainesville Sun reports.

HAND IT OVER: The Volusia school district sues a closed charter school to force it to return unused state funds and equipment, the Daytona Beach News-Journal reports.

STUDENT SHIFT: Broward enrollment declines in traditional schools while rising in charter schools, the Sun-Sentinel reports.

WELCOME BACK: Orange school leaders work to ensure more than 200 students who dropped back in have supports to help them succeed, the Orlando Sentinel reports.

MORE MONEY: Lee officials discuss the possibility of a local sales tax to support construction projects unfunded in the regular budget, the Fort Myers News-Press reports.

SAVED: A Manatee elementary teacher saves a student from choking on a cupcake, the Bradenton Herald reports.

REPORT IT: Three Broward teachers face misdemeanor charges on allegations they failed to report a rape described to them by a student with disabilities in their school, the Sun-Sentinel reports. • Two Orange assistant coaches are fired for failure to report that their coach was sexting and molesting an underage student, the Orlando Sentinel reports.

CITY CHARTER: West Palm Beach wins permission to open a city-run elementary charter school, the Sun-Sentinel reports.

LABOR NEWS: Sarasota teachers agree to a 3.25 percent raise, or an average of $1,757, the Herald-Tribune reports.

[Last modified: Thursday, September 12, 2013 6:12am]

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