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Education news and notes from Tampa Bay and Florida

Florida education news: School beating, school closures, parent trigger and more



SHOCKING: Parents of a Clearwater girl beaten at her school want the boy who videotaped and posted the beating on Facebook punished just like the attacker.

TEMPORARY CLOSURES: Two Pasco elementary schools could be closed for 2-3 years as the district renovates them.

ATTENTION GRABBERS: An anti-abortion group uses graphic photos on the USF campus to start debate with passersby.

THE TIME HAS COME: Jeb Bush says this is the year Florida passes parent trigger legislation. House Speaker Will Weatherford agrees, State Impact Florida reports. • Bush spoke about education alternatives with lawmakers, urging them to "be bold," the Palm Beach Post reports.

GET MOVING: Seminole's latest school rezoning plan would send about 1,700 students to different schools, the Orlando Sentinel reports.

STAY OUT: Lawyers for Florida State College at Jacksonville ask for trustees to be exempt from depositions in a high-profile lawsuit, and to keep the public from attending the hearings, the Florida Times-Union reports.

COME TOGETHER: Hillsborough charter schools join forces to protect their interests, Redefined reports.

[Last modified: Friday, February 15, 2013 6:13am]


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