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Florida education news: Free dinner, charter school battle, differentiated tuition and more



COME EAT: Four high-poverty Hillsborough County schools will provide free dinners for students.

IT'S BACK: St. Petersburg High School reopens its fire-damaged theater.

MISHANDLED: A Pinellas mom accuses school officials of bungling an investigation into accusations that an older boy raped her autistic son at school.

WHAT'S UP? The Florida Current breaks down key education issues coming before the Legislature in its two-month session.

CHARTER CHALLENGE: Imagine Schools sues the leaders of a North Port charter school that had been associated with Imagine but decided to dump the firm, the Herald-Tribune reports.

WHO ARE YOU? Newly selected Manatee schools superintendent Rick Mills talks about himself and his views in a Q&A with the Herald-Tribune.

LIBERAL ARTS MATTER: The Florida Gulf Coast University faculty adopt a resolution opposing higher tuition rates for humanities programs, the Naples Daily News reports.

RUMORS: A Broward high school is flooded with talk about whether some female students posted nude photos of themselves on a website, the Sun-Sentinel reports. More from the Miami Herald.

WRONG PATH: A national survey of education policy insiders says PARCC is "on the wrong track," State Impact Florida reports.

[Last modified: Saturday, February 23, 2013 7:43am]


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