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  1. Elia supporters silent as Hillsborough School Board members vie for re-election

    K12

    TAMPA — When four Hillsborough County School Board members voted to fire former superintendent MaryEllen Elia last January, Tampa's politically powerful promised retribution once they faced election again.

    Bill Person, challenger for District 1 seat.
  2. Lawsuit revives an old debate: Should Florida's struggling readers be forced to repeat third grade?

    K12

    Michelle Rhea knew her daughter, Berlynn, was at risk to repeat third grade — not because the girl couldn't read at grade level, but because she planned to skip the state reading test.

    Michelle Rhea is one of several parents who are suing the state and six school districts.
  3. Judge's ruling is a blow to Florida's third-grade testing rules

    Testing

    A key piece of Florida's education system took a major blow Friday as Leon County Judge Karen Gievers chastised the state over its rules for promoting third-graders into fourth grade.