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PATTERN OF DISREGARD: Another family of a child with disabilities files suit against the Hillsborough school district.

FIRST AMENDMENT: The Hillsborough School Board will consider revisions to its policy governing the distribution of religious-themed materials in schools.

UNINTENDED CONSEQUENCES: Moves by Florida lawmakers to make it easier for high school student athletes to transfer have had the opposite effect. More from the Tallahassee Democrat.

POWER STRUGGLE: The Clay School Board and superintendent square off over job descriptions, the Florida Times-Union reports.

ADDING STAFF: Duval's superintendent announces a plan to bolster school-based staffs while cutting contracts and district jobs to cover some of the cost, the Florida Times-Union reports.

ON THE LINE: Former Palm Beach superintendent Art Johnson faces a possible court order barring him from his new job with the district's principals association, the Sun-Sentinel reports.

SLIPPING AWAY: The Port Canaveral governing board rejects a plan to donate $3.2 million to keep two Brevard schools open, Florida Today reports.

ILLEGITIMATE? Florida Polytechnic trustees question the legality of their actions as the Florida Senate refuses to confirm them, the Ledger reports.

PARENTS' ROLE: A Flagler home-schooling parent fights truancy charges in court, the Daytona Beach News-Journal reports.

K-8: Orange County moves toward creating five new kindergarten through eighth-grade campuses, the Orlando Sentinel reports.

[Last modified: Friday, April 19, 2013 6:16am]


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