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Florida education news: Teacher of the year, transgender reaction, ed chief debut and more

TEACHER OF THE YEAR: Alvin Davis, a Broward County high school band director, accepts Florida’s top honor at an awards gala at Universal Studios.

IN STRIDE: University of South Florida students say they’re okay with the school’s policy to allow transgender students to room with either gender.
HISTORY BUFFS: Students from Springstead High School in Hernando compete in the National History Day competition in Maryland, a first for the school.
ED CHIEF SAYS HELLO: Incoming education commissioner Gerard Robinson makes his debut at the annual Teacher of the Year event in Orlando, the Orlando Sentinel reports.
LGBT FRIENDLY: A new study shows students find the University of North Florida to be a tolerant place, the Florida Times-Union reports.
OIL GRANT: Researchers from the University of Florida will lead a team awarded more than $6.5 million from the National Institutes of Health to study the environmental and psychological impact of the BP oil spill on the coasts of Alabama and Florida, the Gainesville Sun reports.

[Last modified: Friday, July 8, 2011 7:38am]


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