Florida education news: Parent trigger, special education, charter schools and more
ANOTHER STEP: A version of the parent trigger bill passes its first Senate committee along party lines amid much opposition. More from the Orlando Sentinel and the Tallahassee Democrat.
CHANCE TO REFLECT: Pinellas superintendent Mike Grego considers pursuing district accreditation.
LEADERSHIP: Hillsborough's troubled special education department gets a new director.
OPPOSITE SIDES: Broward parents praise a bill that would give them more rights in deciding their children's special education program, while district officials say it's not in children's best interest, the Sun-Sentinel reports.
FORGET IT: A prison group withdraws its bid for naming rights of Florida Atlantic University's stadium, the Palm Beach Post reports.
CONNECTIONS: Marion teachers learn how to teach multicultural concepts through music, the Ocala Star Banner reports.
TECH TIME: Flagler schools expand their one-to-one iPad program, the Daytona Beach News-Journal reports.
SUPPORT: Lee community groups rally behind outgoing superintendent Joseph Burke as he faces an increasingly divisive board, the Fort Myers News-Press reports.
SHIFTING SEATS: The Seminole School Board narrowly approves new attendance zones affecting more than 1,700 children, the Orlando Sentinel reports.
DISTRICT CHARTERS: The Senate Education Committee moves a bipartisan bill to let school districts create their own charter schools, State Impact Florida reports. More from the AP.
MORE OPACITY: The Florida House considers making university president searches less public, the Gainesville Sun reports.