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Florida education news: Parent trigger, tutoring, high school sports and more



PULL THE TRIGGER: The Florida House passes its parent empowerment bill amid vocal parent group opposition, setting the stage for the Senate to decide the measure's fate. More from the Associated Press.

INITIAL OFFER: The Hernando School Board offers its new superintendent choice a salary of $101,000.

OPTING OUT: Florida school districts could decide not to offer federally funded tutoring and spend the money in other ways under a Florida House proposal.

CLOSER LOOK: The Department of Education will investigate Lee superintendent Joseph Burke after his school board decided not to act itself, the Naples Daily News reports. More from the Fort Myers News-Press.

LABOR NEWS: The Orange County teachers union gets recertified, the Orlando Sentinel reports.

WHO'S IN CHARGE? The Florida House passes legislation to overhaul the oversight of high school athletics, the Florida Current reports.

SUE YOU: The wife of a Martin School Board member sues the board over an employment dispute, the Stuart News reports.

BUDGET JUGGLING: Manatee officials ask the state for permission to move funds around to cover part of the district's shortfall, the Bradenton Herald reports.

HOPE DIMS: A lawyer advises the Port Canaveral authority board that it can't donate money to help keep three Brevard schools open, Florida Today reports.

BALLOT BATTLE: A group of residents sues a Palm Beach city for the right to hold a referendum over the planned expansion of Palm Beach State College, the Palm Beach Post reports.

ONLINE: The Florida House approves legislation to expand virtual school offerings, the Tallahassee Democrat reports.

[Last modified: Friday, April 5, 2013 6:15am]


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