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Florida education news: School lunches, FAFSA forms, hypnosis and more



tasters_181321a.jpegTASTE TEST: Hillsborough students sample possible new meals for their school cafeterias. (Times photo, Lara Cerri)

FILL OUT THE FORM: Florida university students must complete a federal financial aid form or lose out on aid.

CLOSING THE GAP: Pasco migrant students get extra academic support in a 10-day summer program.

LICENSE LOST: The state revokes a former Hernando high school teacher's certificate over his relationship with a female student.

MUCH TO DO: Retiring Broward superintendent Jim Notter leaves a laundry list of unfinished initiatives for his successor, the Sun-Sentinel reports.

SHORT RESUME: The leading firm to oversee Duval's turnaround project for four schools has limited experience, the Florida Times-Union reports. 

NO MORE TENURE: Florida teachers hired beginning Friday no longer can get continuing contracts, the Stuart News reports.

FURLOUGH FIGHT: Polk teachers try to ward off furloughs as the School Board ponders its options, the Lakeland Ledger reports.

HYPNOSIS HYPE: The principal of a Sarasota high school faces trouble, but not necessarily prosecution, for his use of hypnosis at school, the Herald-Tribune reports.

OH, BEHAVE: UF researchers will study ways to reduce bad behavior in preschool and middle school students, the Gainesville Sun reports. 

TOP DISTRICT: St. Johns officials boast the top rating in Florida's school grading system for a third year, the St. Augustine Record reports. The full results are to be made public this morning. 

[Last modified: Thursday, June 30, 2011 6:35am]


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