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NEEDS IMPROVEMENT: The Pinellas school district barely uses a five-year grant aimed at improving four struggling schools.

SUE YOU: A Hillsborough teacher accused of exposing students to pornography sues to get his job back. • A former Flagler schools worker sues the district claiming a hostile work environment, the Daytona Beach News-Journal reports.

DO THE RIGHT THING: Students at John Hopkins Middle discuss anti-bullying strategies.

GREEN THUMBS: Summerfield Elementary uses a teaching garden for lessons about science and nutrition.

DIGGING IN: Pinellas superintendent Mike Grego should keep at the hard work of eliminating the district's achievement gap, the Times editorializes.

RIDE SHARING: A Palm Beach school encourages parents to carpool to reduce long dropoff and pickup lines, the Sun-Sentinel reports.

MYOB: A Naples mom complains when a school sends home a letter calling her daugher overweight, WFTX reports.

MORE CHOICES: Broward plans to create four elementary school magnets for the coming year, the Sun-Sentinel reports.

OUTTA HERE: A Walton teacher resigns after parents question arrests in her background, the Northwest Florida Daily News reports.

DAY OFF: A Volusia elementary school closes for the day after the assistant principal is attacked by a homeless person before classes begin, the Daytona Beach News-Journal reports.

NO DEBIT CARD NEEDED: Lee teachers get extra state funds to help offset their classroom spending, the Fort Myers News-Press reports.

DON'T GO CHANGING: Alumni protest the idea of trying to change the name of Orange County's Colonial High, the Orlando Sentinel reports.

[Last modified: Saturday, September 28, 2013 7:53am]


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