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Florida education news: FCAT, teaching jobs, summer school and more

Clwskul060309b_70625c 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.

DO OVER: Pinellas board members want to renegotiate controversial early release days with teachers. This time, the board should consider parents in the conversation, the Times editorializes.

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.

: 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.

TOP OF THE CLASS: Pine Grove Elementary students write a cookbookDisplays help Explorer K8 students learn about other culturesHernando ESOL students celebrate after test

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.

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


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