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Florida education news: School principals, International Baccalaureate, remedial courses and more

Tb_bugs1 GOOD LUCK: Students, teachers and parents have high hopes that new principal Bob Vicari can improve Lakewood High School's reputation. Vicari has what it takes, columnist Bill Maxwell writes. (Times file photo)

SEEKING SUCCESS: A growing number of South Florida schools are adopting an International Baccalaureate curriculum, the Miami Herald reports.

SEEKING JUSTICE: A group of Lake County teachers seek to improve their civics lessons during a sit-down with Florida Supreme Court justice Fred Lewis, the Orlando Sentinel reports.

RELEARNING LESSONS: About a third of first-year college students take remedial courses, but that slowly is improving at schools such as Broward Community College, the AP reports. 

SO LONG: Manatee non-renews two elementary principals' contracts over performance issues, the Bradenton Herald reports.

PRESIDENTIAL PACKAGE: Florida Atlantic University's new president will make $345,000 a year, the Sun-Sentinel reports.

BUDGET CUTS: Brevard Community College eliminates 56 positions, Florida Today reports.

SO LONG, II: A Florida Gulf Coast University professor is fired for retaliating against students who made complaints against him, the Naples Daily News reports.

FEWER FRUITS: Manatee and Sarasota schools lose some funding aimed at getting fresh fruits and vegetables to students with poor diets, the Herald-Tribune reports.

DESEGREGATION DEAL: An Orange NAACP leader seeks to halt the process that has the school district on track to a court order ending decades of enforced desegregation, the Orlando Sentinel reports.

[Last modified: Tuesday, May 25, 2010 11:01am]


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