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Florida education news: Pasco alternative school, inspiring grads, FCAT opposition and more

BAD IDEA: State Sen. Mike Fasano of New Port Richey says pulling funding for most Central Florida branches of the nonprofit alternative school AMIkids is unwise.

ADMINISTRATOR SHUFFLE: More than a dozen Hernando principals and assistant principals land in new posts.

AWWW: An Army specialist surprises her sister at her Sickles High graduation.

RUNNING TO A DREAM: A Land O’Lakes High School track star is headed to the Ivy League.

ON HIS FEET: A Nature Coast Technical High graduate bounces back from a disease that left him paralyzed and goes on to become varsity football captain.

FCAT OBJECTIONS: The Broward School Board becomes the next to pass a formal resolution opposing the use of the FCAT as the primary way to evaluate schools, the South Florida Sun-Sentinel reports.

PATH FOR THE UNDOCUMENTED: The state’s College Board creates a resource guide for undocumented students, the Miami Herald reports.

WORTHY VAL ? The decision to select as valedictorian a dual-enrolled Mount Dora High graduate who did not regularly attend classes at the school has sparked debate, the Orlando Sentinel reports. 

CONTRACT TALKS: Palm Beach teachers want raises, but district says there’s no money, the Sun-Sentinel reports.

SETTLED: The Lee County School Board opts to pay $5,000 to settle a whistleblower lawsuit, the Fort Myers News-Press reports.

EDISON DECISION: Edison College trustees are expected today to select one of three finalists vying for the school’s president, the News-Press reports.

KEEP HIM IN JAX : The Florida State College at Jacksonville board agrees to extend president Steve Wallace's contract through 2016, the Florida Times-Union reports.

[Last modified: Friday, June 1, 2012 8:19am]

    

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