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Florida education news: High school graduations, FCAT scores, school overhaul and more



B0S_Countryside0611_125915dSURPRISE: Countryside High graduate Chelsea Jusino gets an unexpected video commencement message from her dad, who's stationed in the Middle East. (Times photo, Douglas Clifford)

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UNDER PRESSURE: Florida state lawmakers and members of the Board of Education blister Department of Education leaders over FCAT delays, the Miami Herald reports.

MORE FCAT: Anxiety builds among Orange students as they leave school without their scores, WBDO reports. • Lee superintendent Jim Browder suggests that local districts get more control over FCAT scoring in the future, the Naples Daily News reports.

WHERE'S THE REPORT: Lee School Board candidates want to know why they still don't have a requested audit on school transportation, the Naples Daily News reports. They suggest that it might be so damning that the district is holding it until after the election, the Fort Myers News Press reports.

SEE YA: A struggling Fort Pierce high school will replace more than half its staff as part of its revival effort, the Fort Pierce Tribune reports.

SORRY: The principal of Santa Rosa's Pace High apologizes for not having a weather plan in place for graduation, which turned to chaos, the Pensacola News-Journal reports.

APPROVED: UF trustees authorize an increase in tuition and fees, the Gainesville Sun reports.

[Last modified: Tuesday, July 13, 2010 10:07am]


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