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Florida education news: Thanksgiving lessons, early starts, boundary changes and more



Pasanclote112509b_95541d TURKEY TIME: Prekindergartners at Anclote Elementary in Pasco make apple turkeys for Thanksgiving, learning some key basic lessons along the way. (Times photo, Brendan Fitterer)

APPROVED: United School Employees of Pasco ratify their 2009-10 contract with one-time bonuses.

TOP OF THE CLASS: At Gulf Highlands Elementary, families camp out with booksHudson/Bayonet Lions Club treats students to shopping spree 

SO LONG: Brevard's longtime associate superintendent takes the top job in a Virginia school district, Florida Today reports.

EARLY START: Volusia joins the growing list of Florida districts planning to start 2010-11 a week early, the Daytona Beach News Journal reports.

DELAY TACTICS: Broward looks to put off a controversial boundary change that has residents hot, the Miami Herald reports.

PROF IN TROUBLE: An FGCU education professor is suspended over changing a student's grades, the Fort Myers News-Press reports.

LOFTY GOAL: Brevard's new superintendent tried to visit all 86 schools before Thanksgiving to learn more about the district — he made it to 64, Florida Today reports.

LABOR NEWS: Health benefits costs are about to rise for St. Johns school employees, the St. Augustine Record reports.

[Last modified: Tuesday, May 25, 2010 10:43am]


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