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Florida education news: EEOC complaint, Common Core opposition, student safety and more



ACCUSATION: A former Pasco department head files an EEOC complaint against the superintendent regarding her dismissal.

KILL THE CORE: State Rep. Ray Pilon, a Sarasota Republican, says he'll push to repeal the Common Core in Florida, the Herald-Tribune reports.

NO MORE COVERUPS: The Manatee district administration takes a needed strong stance on expectations of employees dealing with student safety, the Bradenton Herald editorializes.

SUSPENDED: A Florida International University fraternity is suspended after its Facebook page with conversations of drug deals and hazing goes public, the Miami Herald reports.

LAGGING: The latest round of ACT results shows Florida students behind their peers nationally, the Naples Daily News reports.

FAR FROM HOME: Seven Broward middle school students are dropped off eight miles from home by their bus driver, the Sun-Sentinel reports.

IT"S OVER: The Jacksonville Urban League has its federal Head Start grant removed amid concerns for child safety, the Florida Times-Union reports.

DISCIPLINE: A Bay high school athletic director is suspended pending termination over allegations that she had sex with a student, the Panama City News-Herald reports.

WAITING LISTS: Two popular Leon charter schools seek to expand, the Tallahassee Democrat reports.

GOOD TIMING: Alachua superintendent Dan Boyd tells the Gainesville Sun why he decided to retire.

[Last modified: Thursday, August 22, 2013 6:14am]


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