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Education news and notes from Tampa Bay and Florida

Florida education news: Diplomas, bus rides, guns and more

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March

FAKED DIPLOMA: The Pasco Sheriff's Office investigates the origins of a diploma purporting to be from the Pasco school district that superintendent Kurt Browning says isn't real.

NO DECISIONS: The Hernando School Board rejects another set of options to revive some courtesy bus routes, citing cost as a barrier.

GUNS ON CAMPUS: A guns rights group sues St. Petersburg College over its weapons policy.

DUAL ENROLLMENT: Pasco-Hernando State College changes its stance on administrative fees for dual enrollment after meeting with Tallahassee leaders.

FACT CHECKING: Politifact Florida takes issue with some of Gov. Rick Scott's claims about education during his State of the State address.

ABUSE OF POWER: Hernando School Board member John Sweeney needs to be taken to task for using his position to alter his son's grades, the Times editorializes.

NO WAY: Florida State College at Jacksonville former president Steve Wallace refuses to repay the school for comp time officials say he wasn't eligible for, the Florida Times-Union reports.

BIOMETRICS: A bill that would ban Florida schools from using student biometric data hits a wall in a Senate committee where a member seeks to add an opt-in provision, Scripps reports.

EVALUATIONS: Parents and educators raise questions about changes to Florida's accountability system during a public forum, the Bradenton Herald reports.

REVIVED: A Broward charter school staves off closure by finding a permanent location, the Sun-Sentinel reports.

SHOW THEM THE MONEY: Walton district officials debate how to proceed now that teachers have rejected their pay proposal, the Northwest Florida Daily News reports.

TEACHERS WANTED: The Marion school district considers hiring 181 more teachers to help comply with class size rules, the Ocala Star-Banner reports.

KEEP IT AFFORDABLE: Gov. Rick Scott seeks to end the state's tuition differential program, the St. Augustine Record reports. State Impact Florida outlines the details of the program.

[Last modified: Wednesday, March 5, 2014 6:07am]

    

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