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Florida education news: Lawsuits, kindergarten, superintendent election and more



SUE YOU: Former Hernando administrator Ken Pritz sues superintendent Lori Romano, saying his termination was retaliatory. • A former Manatee High student sues the Manatee school district over a recent high-profile sexual harassment case, the Bradenton Herald reports.

EARLY LOOK: Five-year-olds get a preview of kindergarten at Pasco's Double Branch Elementary.

FOCUS ON ISSUES: The Hillsborough school district needs to quit playing politics and instead deal with the real concerns it has surrounding three local charter schools, the Times editorializes.

INSURANCE: District leaders from Sarasota, Charlotte and Manatee meet to discuss insurance strategies and other shared issues, the Bradenton Herald reports.

BALLOT BATTLE: The Clay School Board and County Commission disagree over when to ask voters whether to move from an elected to an appointed schools superintendent, the Florida Times-Union reports.

READING LESSONS: The Marion School Board considers and rejects a motion to end its Accelerated Reader program over the cost, the Ocala Star-Banner reports.

TESTING: Lee district officials aren't sure whether the law is on their side as they ponder opting the district out of state tests, the Fort Myers News-Press reports.

FIGHTING BACK: Legendary former Manatee High football coach Joe Kinnan says he's the victim of a smear job by the district administration, the Herald-Tribune reports.

VOUCHERS: Florida students receiving corporate tax credit scholarships are keeping up with their public school peers according to a new report, Education Week reports.

[Last modified: Thursday, August 14, 2014 7:27am]


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