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Florida education news: National Board teachers, graduation rates, school rap and more



High school principal illustration BLURRED LINES: Hernando officials find an assistant principal mixed her roles as administrator and parent, prompting them to propose new rules for separating the two.

FEWER NATIONAL BOARD TEACHERS: With fewer economic incentives to spur them on, Florida teachers seek National Board certification in smaller numbers, the Orlando Sentinel reports.

WHAT REALLY COUNTS: St. John's schools are doing well to keep more students in school longer, the St. Augustine Record editorializes.

POOR POLITICS: The grandstanding over Palm Beach's curriculum illustrates poor leadership and does a disservice to academically needy students, the Palm Beach Post editorializes.

WORK IT: A group of Miami-Dade middle schoolers head to the recording studio to lay down two rap tracks stressing the importance of education, the Miami Herald reports.

COMING SOON: Gov. Crist says he'll have a replacement Collier School Board member appointed within weeks, the Naples Daily News reports.

JOINING FORCES: Two northeast Florida universities create a combined master's/law degree to give their students some added clout in the work force, the Florida Times-Union reports.

[Last modified: Tuesday, May 25, 2010 10:45am]


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