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Florida education news: Principal controversy, school closings, Head Start and more



IN HER DEFENSE: Supporters speak out on behalf of ousted Connerton Elementary School principal Anna Falcone.

NEW STANDARDS: Florida business schools face new national accreditation rules.

LIAR: A Broward school bus driver is suspended 10 days after taking a cell phone call while driving her bus and then lying about who was on the other end, the UPI reports. More from WSVN-TV.

UNDER FIRE: A Manatee principal is being investigated over accuations he failed to report allegations of sexual abuse against a student.

STILL CLOSING: A Broward school for students with special needs will shut down despite parent pleas to keep it open, the Sun-Sentinel reports.

ANOTHER OPINION: A Port Canaveral commissioner gets a second legal opinion in his push to have the support financially back three Brevard schools set for closure, Florida Today reports.

YOU'RE COVERED: The Florida State College at Jacksonville uses a scholarship fund to forgive Pell grants inadvertently awarded to students who weren't eligible, the Florida Times-Union reports.

ACADEMIC FREEDOM: Some students protest Florida Atlantic University's decision to ban a controversial "step on Jesus" lesson, the Palm Beach Post reports.

A STEP UP: Some Palm Beach teachers are accused of giving select potential students inside information to help them win entry to the selective Bak Middle School of the Arts, the Palm Beach Post reports.

GET MOVING: The Archdiocese of Miami kicks out a charter school renting its property, the Miami Herald reports.

HOW'D THEY DO? Miami-Dade teachers prepare to finally get their evaluation results from last year, the Miami Herald reports.

CONCERNED: Volusia parents worry how the federal sequester will affect their children's Head Start program, the Daytona Beach News-Journal reports.

HANDS OUT: Orange school leaders ask for more financial support from the community, the Orlando Sentinel reports.

DETAILS TO COME: Education commissioner Tony Bennett promises an update on Florida's Common Core implementation next week, State Impact Florida reports.

[Last modified: Wednesday, April 10, 2013 6:25am]


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