Florida education news: FCAT, teaching jobs, summer school and more
PACKING UP: King's Highway Elementary teacher Shannon Riek gets some help boxing her belongings as the school -- and seven others in Pinellas -- prepare to close for good. Times photo, Douglas Clifford
ON NOTICE: Hillsborough warns five charter schools that the district might shut them down for poor performance.
THE LETTER IS IN THE MAIL: Pasco finally reappoints its teachers, although some don't know exactly where they'll be working.
THREE CAN STAY: Hernando will let three out-of-county seniors remain at its magnet high school.
GRADUATION: Central High's co-salutatorians are twins. • Three home-school seniors walk for their diplomas. • Pinellas private school valedictorians and salutatorians •
HELP FOR VETS: USF is the first university in the nation to offer on-campus VA counseling for military veterans.
RETIRED: Popular St. Pete High teacher Samuel Davis calls it a career after 40 years.
FCAT CLEARED: The state verifies a Palm Beach elementary school's FCAT results after investigating whether 99 percent of really passed the test, the Sun-Sentinel reports.
BACK TO SCHOOL: So classes just ended. Brevard sends its struggling students to a scaled back summer school, Florida Today reports.
NO NEW TAXES? The Florida Legislature passed the buck to school districts on that front, the Naples Daily News reports. • Martin officials have no interest in taking the bait, the Stuart News reports. • It's still a possibility in Leon, the Tallahassee Democrat reports.
UNFINISHED BUSINESS: Two-thirds of freshmen at Florida Gulf Coast University don't finish there, the Fort Myers News-Press reports.
WANTS VS. NEEDS: Charlotte's board takes a close look at what it really needs in its budget, the Charlotte Sun reports.
PAY MORE: The University of West Florida is the latest to hike its tuition by 15 percent, the Pensacola News-Journal reports.