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Florida education news: Teacher contracts, underage drinking, prom queens and more

imgres.jpegSHOULD SHE STAY OR SHOULD SHE GO? Hillsborough first-year teacher Kim Bearison goes through the district's non-renomination hearing process to defend her job. 

TIME'S UP: A larger than usual number of Alachua teachers prepare to retire, in large part because of changes to state law, the Gainesville Sun reports.

HANDS-ON MEDICINE: Florida Atlantic University's new medical school promises to put students into real world learning situations in their first year, the Palm Beach Post reports.

ZERO TOLERANCE: Florida's new law on underage drinking doesn't take effect until after this year's graduation parties, the Naples Daily News reports.

KOCH'S MONEY: Florida Gulf Coast University also has received donations from the conservative political activists' foundation, the Fort Myers News-Press reports.

LET US OUT: Several Palm Beach parents say they don't want to send their children to their zoned middle school because of discipline problems there, the Palm Beach Post reports.

PLEASE EAT HERE: Broward revamps its cafeteria at Atlantic High in an effort to lure more students to eat there, the Sun-Sentinel reports.

TRANSGENDER PROM QUEEN: A Miami-Dade high school picks a transgender student to be its prom queen, the Miami Herald reports.

[Last modified: Tuesday, May 31, 2011 6:13am]


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