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Lawsuit challenges education amendment on Florida ballot

Lawsuit challenges education amendment on Florida ballot

A constitutional amendment on the November ballot that would allow charter school organizers to bypass local school boards to get approval is "intentionally misleading" because it doesn't directly explain to voters that the amendment is designed to c...
Published: 07/12/18
Approve those charter schools, Florida review panel says

Approve those charter schools, Florida review panel says

The Palm Beach County School Board lost its court battle in 2017 challenging the state's authority to overturn its denial of a charter school application.Now the board is poised to see its rejection of two charters overturned.Applicants to open ...
Published: 07/12/18
Florida education news: Diversity, demands, rivalries and more

Florida education news: Diversity, demands, rivalries and more

SEEKING DIVERSITY: Two Pasco County African-American moms are asking the school district to better train faculty and staff on how to handle cultural differences among students.FIGHTING BACK: Recently fired former Hernando County superintend...
Published: 07/12/18
Pasco superintendent ends attempt to cancel area’s longest running high school football rivalry

Pasco superintendent ends attempt to cancel area’s longest running high school football rivalry

Pasco High School's football team already faced problems for the 2018 season.Several players were suspended indefinitely after a spring game against Fivay High, in which things got "out of control" in the third quarter, as county athletic director Ma...
Published: 07/11/18
Former Hernando schools superintendent demands post-termination hearing

Former Hernando schools superintendent demands post-termination hearing

Former Hernando County schools superintendent Lori Romano has demanded a post-termination hearing before the School Board to contest its decision to fire her last month.A letter was emailed to School Board attorney Dennis Alf...
Published: 07/11/18
Florida education news: School security, civics testing, superintendents and more

Florida education news: School security, civics testing, superintendents and more

A LITTLE HELP HERE?: A Pasco County family asks school principals to help sell its home after seeing that a recent attendance zone adjustment has made potential buyers less interested.SECURITY: The Broward County school district faces ...
Published: 07/11/18
Family invites Pasco principals to help sell its house

Family invites Pasco principals to help sell its house

When school principals think about open houses, they generally have their annual campus meet-and-greets in mind.One Pasco County family had a different thought for two school leaders.The parents wanted them to come to their home o...
Published: 07/10/18
What do you want to hear from Pasco County School Board candidates?

What do you want to hear from Pasco County School Board candidates?

The 10 candidates for three Pasco County School Board seats will gather Monday evening for a discussion about the issues most pressing to the district.We get to moderate. In preparing the questions, we'd like to hear from our Pasco County reside...
Published: 07/10/18
Florida education news: Court connections, early education, research time and more

Florida education news: Court connections, early education, research time and more

CONNECTIONS: Brett Kavanaugh, the newest nominee to the U.S. Supreme Court, has ties to several Florida cases including his defense of Jeb Bush's effort to set up a school voucher program, the Miami Herald reports.EARLY EDUCATION: Preschool...
Published: 07/10/18
Florida education news: Robotics, contracts, school threats and more

Florida education news: Robotics, contracts, school threats and more

STEM LESSONS: Participation in robotics programs grows in Tampa area schools, and with it comes greater success in science, engineering and math.CONTRACT TALKS: Pasco County teachers and district representatives discuss evaluations and othe...
Published: 07/09/18