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Florida education news: Cone of shame, charter schools, valedictorians and more

SHAME: A Pasco high school teacher faces dismissal for forcing students to wear a "cone of shame" as a form of discipline. Two other Pasco teachers face unpaid suspension for inappropriate behavior with students.

OVERRULED: The Florida Board of Education allows five charter schools to open over the objections of local school districts, the Orlando Sentinel reports.

WHO GIVES THE SPEECH? Twenty-five seniors at a Marion high school might share valedictorian honors, the Ocala Star-Banner reports.

AT-RISK: The Duval school district must do a better job of monitoring and counseling struggling students, the Florida Times-Union editorializes.

OPTIONS: Not all Florida public universities plan to spend down their reserves to avoid budget cuts despite legislative intentions, the News Service of Florida reports.

CLOSING: Florida Atlantic University plans to shut down its Port St. Lucie campus, the Port St. Lucie Tribune reports.

CONVERSION: Teachers get to vote on whether to combine their two Polk public high schools into a single charter conversion, the Ledger reports.

LIMITS: The Bay School Board cuts its insurance coverage to keep its premiums unchanged, the Panama City News-Herald reports.

[Last modified: Thursday, May 10, 2012 5:34am]

    

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