Florida education news: School leadership, testing, third-grade promotion and more
PRINCIPAL RESIGNS: The principal of Pasadena Fundamental Elementary School in Pinellas County resigns amid a district investigation into undisclosed misconduct.
IN COURT: A Clearwater Central Catholic High alumnus sues the school over accusations that the former wrestling coach abused him.
TESTING: Manatee County School Board member Charlie Kennedy will propose a district moratorium on non-state testing, the Bradenton Herald reports. • A key Florida House member calls for a study on the viability of replacing state tests with the SAT or ACT, the Orlando Sentinel reports.
THIRD GRADE RETENTION: The St. Johns County School Board adds more options to its third-grade promotion policy, the St. Augustine Record reports.
PLANNING AHEAD: Treasure Coast school districts release their 2017-18 student calendars, TC Palm reports.
ONLINE: State Rep. Carlos Curbelo warns some Miami-Dade middle school students about the potential pitfalls of social media use, the Miami Herald reports.
COLLEGE BOUND: The University of North Florida offers instant admission decisions to students at several Duval County high schools, the Florida Times-Union reports.
THERE OUGHTA BE A LAW: Students from a Palm Beach County private school ask county commissioners to support a ban on plastic bags at beaches, the Palm Beach Post reports.
OUTSOURCING: The Volusia County School Board considers paying $200,000 more for its custodial services, the Daytona Beach News-Journal reports.
TEACHER SHORTAGE: School districts across Florida bolster their recruiting efforts to fill a growing number of teaching vacancies, the Orlando Sentinel reports.
NAME CHANGE: The Orange County School Board is poised to rename a middle school named after Confederate general Robert E. Lee, the Orlando Sentinel reports.