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Florida education news: Teacher raises, gay rights, religious materials and more



PRIORITIES: Gov. Rick Scott hints at a veto of the Legislature's education budget if his teacher raise proposal isn't there.

ACCUSATIONS FLY: The Pasco school district investigates allegations that the principal of Sunlake High made antigay and abusive comments about one of his assistant principals.

HANDOUTS: Hillsborough students soon might have the right to distribute religious materials at school.

DISMISSED: Lacoochee Elementary School in rural Pasco County will get a new faculty and administration after three years of lagging academic performance.

OPENING UP: The Hillsborough School Board reverses course and will make public the names of teachers facing discipline.

NEW USE: The shuttered Southside Fundamental building in Largo will become a charter school.

PARENT TRIGGER: The parent empowerment bill moves to the full Florida Senate, where its fate remains uncertain. More from Redefined.

CERTIFICATION: A state investigation into K12 Inc.'s virtual courses found some instances of teachers lacking proper certification, State Impact Florida reports.

BUSINESS SAVVY: Collier high schools will launch a new course in enterpreneurship, the Naples Daily News reports.

LEGAL SERVICES: The Manatee School Board is unsure how to proceed once its lawyer retires, the Bradenton Herald reports.

SAVINGS: A decision to refinance debt will help Brevard schools avoid layoffs, Florida Today reports.

CHARTER CHANGES: The Polk School Board wants to revamp the remedial academies it set up as charter schools inside four high schools, the Ledger reports.

TABLED: The Lake School Board tables a vote on rules that would have allowed students to form a Gay-Straight Alliance, the Orlando Sentinel reports.

FINALLY: FAMU's business school wins accreditation, the Tallahassee Democrat reports.

[Last modified: Wednesday, April 24, 2013 6:07am]


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