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Florida education news: St. Pete College president search, adult graduation, FCAT and more



Rickbaker HE'S OUTTA THERE: Former St. Petersburg mayor Rick Baker doesn't make the cut for St. Petersburg College president. (Times file photo)

NEVER TOO LATE: World War II vet Milton Stevenson finally completes his high school diploma in Pasco schools.

NO HALF DAY: Osceola schools won't cut their Wednesdays short during FCAT testing, the Osceola News Gazette reports.

STIMULATING: The University of Miami gets $14.8 million in stimulus funds to build a neuroscience annex, the Miami Herald reports.

SIXTH-GRADERS STAYING: Collier's decision to keep sixth graders at Immokalee-area elementary schools instead of moving them to the middle school is helping the children perform better, the Naples Daily News reports.

SHEDDING THE DUMB JOCK IMAGE: Florida Gulf Coast University celebrates the academic successes of its athletes, the Fort Myers News Press reports.

LABOR NEWS: Clay teachers ratify their new contract, the Florida Times-Union reports.

WHICH SCHOOLS NEED HELP? Bay sets a grading scale to judge its buildings in advance of asking voters to approve a sales tax for capital projects, the Panama City News Herald reports.

IT'S NOT OVER: Seminole revives a controversial school rezoning plan a week after parents thought they had gotten it killed, the Orlando Sentinel reports.

FEE FIGHT: University of West Florida students mount an opposition to a new $70 fee for construction, the Pensacola News-Journal reports.

[Last modified: Tuesday, May 25, 2010 10:49am]


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