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Florida education news: Student discipline, tax credit scholarships, superintendents and more

STUDENT DISCIPLINE: The Pinellas County school district changes its approach to student discipline, employing "restorative" practices instead of relying on suspension and expulsion. The goal is to address student conflict head-on instead of pushing it to the side.

TAX CREDIT SCHOLARSHIPS: Tampa Bay-based Step Up for Students controls the vast majority of Florida's tax credit scholarships for low-income students, the Orlando Sentinel reports.

SUPERINTENDENTS: Voters across Florida could decide whether all district superintendents must be appointed, TC Palm reports. The majority currently are elected.

SCHOOL GRADES: A Citrus County School Board member raises concerns that state school grades could drop as the Department of Education applies HB 7069 rules retroactively, the Citrus County Chronicle reports.

LIABILITY: A Palm Beach County teacher has his car stolen and trashed by students while he was in class, and learns he is responsible for the costs his district won't cover, the Palm Beach Post reports.

SECOND CHANCE: A Palm Beach County school administrator fired for sexually harassing a student and two employees gets a top job at the local Boys and Girls Club, the Sun-Sentinel reports.

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