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Florida education news: Parent trigger, special education, charter schools and more

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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.

[Last modified: Tuesday, April 2, 2013 6:18am]

    

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