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Florida education news: Iraq war vet, class size reduction, DREAM Act and more

a4s_usfgrad050412_221080d.jpegA CHANGED MAN: Mike Jernigan finds his way through the battlefields of Iraq, surgeries and rehabilitation to the classrooms of USF St. Petersburg, where he graduates this month. (Times photo, Cherie Diez) 

REASSIGNMENT: Pasco teachers union leader Lynne Webb proposes putting more current teachers in the classroom rather than hiring more people to meet class size.

NO MORE: Hernando School Board member James Yant says he will not seek reelection.

EXPERTISE: A leading historian on Spanish colonization becomes USF St. Petersburg's newest endowed chair professor.

SPRING FLING: Pasco high school students compete in River Ridge High School's first ever catapult competition.

TOO EXPENSIVE: USF students tell U.S. Sen. Bill Nelson their school loan stories of woe.

TRUE TO YOUR SCHOOL: Residents of a Lee County community rally around their local high school despite its bad reputation, the Naples Daily News reports.

STUNG: Seven Palm Beach high school students are arrested in a continuing drug crackdown in schools, the Palm Beach Post reports.

DISRUPTION: Flagler school officials try to head off rumors of a pending gang fight as untrue, the Daytona Beach News-Journal reports.

BIG WINNER: Lawyer bills mount as the Marion school district and the city of Ocala fight over fees, the Ocala Star-Banner reports.

UNDOCUMENTED: Highlighting the debate over the DREAM Act, Polk State College students choose an undocumented immigrant as their student body president, the Ledger reports.

NO LAYOFFS: Budget cuts for UF's liberal arts college won't mean people cuts, the Gainesville Sun reports.

[Last modified: Friday, May 4, 2012 6:13am]


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