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Education news and notes from Tampa Bay and Florida

Florida education news: FCAT prep, school prayer, restructuring and more



Her_sonyaa091309_84997c HELLO, GOODBYE: Hernando welcomes new interim superintendent Sonya Jackson in the wake of former superintendent Wayne Alexander's dismissal.

SMART MOVE: USF is right to offer employees domestic partner benefits, the Times editorializes.

FEELING THE PINCH: Florida's university students begin to feel the effects of changes made to the Bright Futures program, the Lakeland Ledger reports.

STUDYING ON SATURDAYS: A Duval high school offers an FCAT prep academy on weekends for interested freshmen and sophomores, the Florida Times-Union reports.

A NEW ROUTINE: A growing number of south Florida elementary schools have students switching teachers during the day so the teachers can specialize in subject areas, the Miami Herald reports.

DRIVE SAFELY: Collier teens hone their skills in a special weekend driving class, the Naples Daily News reports.

NOT JUST FOR LOCALS ANYMORE: Florida Gulf Coast University expands its reach to students outside southwest Florida, the Fort Myers News-Press reports.

WIRED: Brevard kicks off its virtual education program, Florida Today reports.

PRAYER RALLY: The fight over prayer at Pace High in Santa Rosa continues, the Northwest Florida Daily News reports.

RESTRUCTURING: Marion reopens one of its struggling elementary schools as a demonstration school as part of its plan to improve the district, the Ocala Star-Banner reports.

[Last modified: Tuesday, May 25, 2010 10:35am]


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