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Florida education news: graduation rules, FSU president, vegetarian choices and more



Ice Cold Water BRRR: As if the cold weekend weren't bad enough, students living in USF St. Petersburg's dorm have been without hot water for a week, too. (Image from

QUICK ACTION: Florida education commissioner Eric J. Smith makes fixing a problem with FCAT replacement scores a priority after hearing from a Pasco principal.

NEW LEADER? Climatologist Eric Barron looks to be the choice to become FSU's new president.

NEW MODEL: Broward debuts its first K-8 Montessori school, hoping to lure students away from private and charter schools, the Miami Herald reports.

TRY, TRY AGAIN: After a lengthy legal battle over real estate, the Manatee district decides to look elsewhere to build its technical institute extension, the Bradenton Herald reports.

CROWDED NO MATTER WHAT: Broward officials find that many of their schools will be over capacity regardless of the definition they choose, the Sun-Sentinel reports.

MORE VEGGIES: South Florida schools expand vegetarian cafeteria options amid rising demand, the Miami Herald reports.

STUDENTS SPEAK: Some Duval high school students tell their School Board what they like -- and don't like -- about their school, the Florida Times-Union reports.

BUS WORRIES: Some St. Lucie parents are upset after the bus driver who was involved in an early morning accident with their kids on board gets back behind the wheel, Port St. Lucie Tribune columnist Anthony Westbury writes.

NO RESOLUTION: Palm Beach's first meeting on curriculum does not go smoothly, the Palm Beach Post reports.


[Last modified: Tuesday, May 25, 2010 10:44am]


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