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Florida education news: School turnaround, college remediation, bullying laws and more

Her_joe060610_125261cNEW PHILOSOPHY: Joe Clifford brings his creative style to struggling Hernando Central High and aims to turn the school around. (Times photo, Will Vragovic)

NEW LOOK: Fivay High School, Pasco County's newest, improves upon past designs.

TIME TO GO: Tarpon High's yearbook adviser calls it a career after 31 years.

RESET THE CLOCKS: The Hernando School Board should change school start times to avoid employee layoffs, the Times editorializes.

NOT GOOD ENOUGH: Duval high schools graduate too many seniors who require remedial work at college, the Florida Times-Union reports.

SPREADING IT AROUND: Top high school students face big loans as colleges give smaller scholarships to more applicants, the Fort Myers News-Press reports.

NO MORE CASH: A federal plan to protect teacher jobs dies in Congress, the Miami Herald reports.

A TALE OF TWO SCHOOLS: Two Duval high schools separated by 30 miles and stark economic differences highlight the challenges of education, the Florida Times-Union reports.

WHAT'S A BULLY? A St. Lucie family seeks to clarify Florida bullying laws after their daughter commits suicide following what they say was bullying at school, the Palm Beach Post reports.

[Last modified: Tuesday, July 13, 2010 10:07am]


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