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Florida education news: School colors, fake diplomas, statistics and more

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April

COLORS: Hernando's Eastside Elementary changes its school colors and mascot as part of its effort to transform itself.

NEW ATTITUDE: The Pasco Sheriff's Office and Pasco-Hernando State College begin new negotiations over officer training programs after a publicized dispute.

NO CHARGES: The investigation of a fake Pasco County high school diploma ends without criminal charges.

POINT OF VIEW: Former governor Jeb Bush's foundation uses cherry-picked statistics to make its case that the state has progressed in education achievement, the Times editorializes.

SUPERINTENDENT SELECTION: The Walton School Board will let voters decide whether to continue electing their schools superintendent, the Walton Sun reports.

BULLYING: A Miami charter school defends against a $25 million lawsuit accusing it of allowing sexual abuse and bullying to occur, CBS Miami reports.

HEALTH CARE: A St. Augustine mom complains that area schools do not store EpiPens on campus, putting children's lives at risk, First Coast News reports.

NIMBY: A Kendall subdivision continues to fight a charter school's effort to expand to nearly 2,000 students, citing traffic concerns, the Miami Herald reports.

CONFUSION: The Lee School Board halts a plan to expand its membership while exploring whether law allows it to do so, the Fort Myers News-Press reports.

[Last modified: Saturday, April 5, 2014 6:53am]

    

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