Florida roundup: Lawsuits, Common Core, discipline and more

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florida-roundup-logoLawsuits. The statewide teachers union appeals a lawsuit challenging Florida’s tax credit scholarship program. Gradebook. Orlando SentinelAssociated PressredefinED. Sunshine State News.

Common Core. A Florida principal defends the standards in an ongoing exchange with another school administrator. Answer Sheet.

Discipline. Hillsborough schools confront racial disparities. Tampa Tribune. Tampa Bay Times. Gradebook.

Administration. Palm Beach’s new superintendent gets started. Palm Beach Post. Sun-Sentinel. Brevard schools are expected to pick a superintendent. Florida Today. Collier schools see a leadership shakeup. Naples Daily News.

Contracts. A bid dispute simmers over Hillsborough bus purchases. Tampa Tribune.

Nutrition. Miami-Dade schools offers summer lunches for students. WSVN. WTVJ. Students should be fed over the summer, the Palm Beach Post editorializes.

Teacher conduct. A Duval teacher is accused of making threats to students. Florida Times-Union.