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Florida education news: Budget vetoes, school spirit, civics education and more

Images VETOED: Gov. Charlie Crist rejects several budget projects including a pharmacy school at USF in Lakeland. The governor also vetoed changes to teacher deferred retirement investment plans, the Tallahassee Democrat reports.

REORGANIZATION: New Hernando superintendent Bryan Blavatt seeks to give his administration a new direction.

SCHOOL SPIRIT: Hudson High seniors celebrate their last day together.

WHICH ONE WAS THAT? Several twins and triplets graduate from Hernando County private high schools.

SHOW THEM THE MONEY: Florida needs a teacher merit pay plan with teacher input and money to support it, Palm Beach Post columnist JacWilder VerSteeg writes.

ABOUT TIME: Florida has the country on the right track with its attention to civics education, the Christian Science Monitor editorializes.

REJECTED: Palm Beach is one of just two Florida districts to not participate in the Race to the Top, the Sun-Sentinel reports.

NO COMMENCEMENT FOR THEM: Thirteen St. Lucie seniors are banned from graduation after pulling a prank that forced their school to close for a day, the Port St. Lucie Tribune reports.

Visit the Gradebook at noon for an interview about the FCAT with Pasco Gulf High School senior Martisha Jones.

[Last modified: Tuesday, July 13, 2010 10:07am]


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