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Florida education news: High school graduation, school prayer, program cuts and more

Grad_0520 GRADUATION TIME: High schools throughout the Tampa Bay area are sending off their seniors. See all the stories on our special graduation page and our main education page -- there's just too much to list here. (Times photo, Kainaz Amaria)

GOING HIGH-TECH: Pasco-Hernando Community College has started construction on a modern new Spring Hill campus.

DEAR LORD: Seniors at Santa Rosa Pace High defy a court order and pray at graduation, the Pensacola News-Journal reports.

NOT GOOD ENOUGH: Florida does better in educating students in minority groups than other states, but the achievement gap here is still abysmal and indefensible, Orlando Sentinel columnist Mike Thomas writes.

THE IMPORTANCE OF EDUCATION: A family of Haitian immigrant children focus on schooling to improve their lives, the Naples Daily News reports.

FOUR TO GO: UF plans to eliminate four degree programs -- educational psychology, documentary film, instructional scuba and rehabilitation counseling, the Gainesville Sun reports.

[Last modified: Tuesday, May 25, 2010 10:24am]


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