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Florida education news: FCAT third grade retention, ACLU lawsuit, tuition hike and more

imgres.jpegSTEEP DECLINE: More Florida third graders face retention as their FCAT reading scores drop amid changing standards. More from Hernando, Hillsborough, Pasco and Pinellas. (Photo from

HELPING HAND: Wesley Chapel High senior Shelby Thompson leads by example as a much-honored volunteer

DOUBLE DOWN: Three of four graduates at Wider Horizons Academy complete high school with a diploma and a college degree.

FCAT VICTIM: A Manatee middle school might end its orchestra elective to put more emphasis on reading instruction as FCAT scores decline, the Bradenton Herald reports.

ALL DONE: Citrus County schools end the school year earlier than many with wistfulness and anticipation, the Citrus County Chronicle reports.

ON THE SIDE: A Brevard high school athletic director is out as an investigation shows he ran a school concession stand for personal profit, Florida Today reports.

SUED: The ACLU sues the Marion School Board and superintendent after students are not allowed to establish a Gay-Straight Alliance at a county high school, the Ocala Star-Banner reports.

GOING UP: The University of Central Florida increases tuition by 15 percent, the Orlando Sentinel reports.

[Last modified: Friday, May 25, 2012 6:08am]


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