TEACHER SHORTAGE: Florida’s school districts long have struggled to fill all their classroom vacancies with qualified teachers. The State Board of Education is poised to give them a new source of faculty — full-time adjunct instructors.

TIME TO GROW: Saying west Pasco families need more high quality education options, the county’s oldest charter school proposes to increase its enrollment by one third.

FEDERAL AID: Lawmakers from Florida and Connecticut seek added federal support for schools that have welcomed hurricane refugees from Puerto Rico, Education Week reports.

SARASOTA SCANDAL: The Sarasota County School Board puts superintendent Todd Bowden on notice that he faces disciplinary action that could include termination over his handling of a sexual harassment complaint, the Herald-Tribune reports. Bowden had offered to step down

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