Florida education news: Retention, discrimination, graduation and more
THIRD GRADE RETENTION: The Manatee school district reverses course on its retention procedures after the Florida Department of Education tells the Gradebook that districts have final say on the matter, the Bradenton Herald reports. More from the Herald-Tribune. Some parents hire lawyers over the issue, Politico Florida reports.
DISCRIMINATION: Four black educators sue the Lee County school district, contending the district discriminates against black people seeking administration jobs, the Fort Myers News-Press reports. More from the Naples Daily News.
GRADUATION DAY: A Fort Pierce woman is arrested for inciting a riot after being denied entrance to a filled high school graduation, TCPalm reports.
PUSHED OUT? A Duval senior complains her high school pushed her out to bolster its graduation rate, the Florida Times-Union reports.
NONRENEWED: A Highlands high school teacher loses his job over a relationship with a 17-year-old student, Highlands Today reports.
LABOR NEWS: A special magistrate proposes a plan to end impasse in St. Johns teacher contract negotiations, the St. Augustine Record reports.