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Florida education news: Graduation speech, school supervision, student photography and more

Jem_Lugo_70946a SHE CAN'T SAY THAT: Springstead High leaders reject the school valedictorian's commencement speech as appalling and tell her to write a new one. Check out both speeches. (Times photo, Will Vragovic)

Eighty-two Pasco County teachers retire with the end of classes, including Gulf High's Les Snyder.

GRADUATION: Nature Coast Technical HighPasco-Hernando Community College

WHO'S WATCHING THE KIDS? The fact that Walker Middle students had so many opportunities to attack a classmate without being supervised suggests the school failed its key responsibility of keeping children safe, the Times editorializes. See the latest story.

DUMPED: UF severs its ties to sportswear maker Russell Athletic.

OVERDUE: The Lee district hasn't paid taxes on five pieces of its property, the Naples Daily News reports.

THEY CAN'T AGREE: Collier's board and superintendent can't come to terms on how to evaluate the superintendent's performance, the Naples Daily News reports.

PUT THAT CAMERA AWAY: Duval considers banning students from taking photos of other students without their express permission, the Florida Times-Union reports.

HIGHER ED IN HENDRY: Edison College makes plans to build a campus in Hendry County, the Fort Myers News-Press reports.

VIRTUAL GRADUATION: Several Miami-Dade high schools stream their commencement ceremonies live over the Internet for family members who can't make the trip, the Miami Herald reports.

BIG CUTS: Program reductions at UCF could impact 1,100 students and cost 45 employees their jobs, the Orlando Sentinel reports.

BOOKS? WHO NEEDS 'EM? Technology takes center stage in Polk school media centers, the Lakeland Ledger reports.

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


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