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Florida education news: Advanced Placement, prom dress, booster clubs and more

B4s_AP041909_64879c IT STILL MATTERS: College admission officers still like to see AP courses on a transcript even as the classes become more ubiquitous. (Times file photo)

CAN'T DECIDE: The Florida Education Association says it will back Charlie Crist and Kendrick Meek for U.S. Senate.

NO PROM FOR HIM: Broward Flanagan High senior Omar Bonilla runs for prom queen, nearly wins, and then is barred from prom for refusing to wear a tux instead of a dress, the Miami Herald reports.

IN CONTROL: A Polk high school principal consolidates all sports booster clubs into one to maintain control of the money, the Lakeland Ledger reports.

QUESTIONABLE TASTE: A Martin high school passes out martini glasses as prom favors less than nine months after a drunk-driving crash killed three former students, the Stuart News reports.

NEW DIGS: Delray Beach residents bid farewell to the old Plumosa Elementary as they welcome the new, $30 million Plumosa School of the Arts, the Sun-Sentinel reports.

[Last modified: Tuesday, July 13, 2010 10:06am]


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