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Education news and notes from Tampa Bay and Florida

Florida education news: Superintendents, start times, achievement gap and more



SUPERINTENDENTS: The Sarasota School Board kicks of its search to replace retiring superintendent Lori White at a time when many other districts also are looking, the Herald-Tribune reports.

DISCIPLINE: A 12-year-old Seminole student faces charges after pinching a boy's behind in school, WKMG reports.

BUSING: Lee officials consider starting middle schools 10 minutes later to resolve transportation problems, the Fort Myers News-Press reports.

LAWSUITS: A Palm Beach charter school graduate sues the school, claiming the assistant principal lured her into a sexual relationship, the Palm Beach Post reports.

ACHIEVEMENT GAP: The gap in academic achievement between poor and wealthy students is smaller in Orlando than in most other large cities, the Orlando Sentinel reports.

TAXES: The Palm Beach County Commission joins with the school district to pursue a local sales tax for capital projects, the Sun-Sentinel reports.

SAFETY: A school bus is struck by a stray bullet from nearby target practice as children board the bus at their Leon elementary school, the Tallahassee Democrat reports.

[Last modified: Wednesday, March 23, 2016 6:53am]


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