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Images THEN THERE WERE FOUR: The Pinellas School Board trimmed the superintendent's list of five schools to close by one. The board agreed with Clayton Wilcox's proposal to shut down Clearview Avenue, Largo Central and South Ward elementary schools and Riviera Middle School in 2008-09.

PhD x 2: Hyun Jun Yung becomes the first University of Florida student to earn two doctorates at once. Her parents think she should get married next.

MONEY FOR MED SCHOOLS: The Board of Governors wants millions more than originally projected to start up programs in Miami and Orlando.

ROAD ROW: Like their Hillsborough counterparts, Pasco school and county officials battle over which government is responsible for road improvements around schools.

NEW, AND NERVOUS: Pasco County welcomes hundreds of new teachers to the district. They look forward to the first day with anticipation - and some jitters.

SHE CAN'T ESCAPE: Wendy Tellone might have retired as Hernando superintendent, but she's still involved in some of the district lawsuits as an individual. The School Board hires a lawyer to defend her.

HEY, WAIT A MINUTE: The folks who run Dayspring Academy charter school feel duped by the Pasco School Board over a fee request.

THEY'RE WATCHING TOO: The Greater Naples Chamber of Commerce launches a "community action" to look into why Collier superintendent Ray Baker was fired, the Naples Daily News reports.

FCAT CHEATING CASE: A Manatee County teacher was accused of tampering with a student's test in March. The School Board still hasn't reached a resolution on her fate, the Herald-Tribune reports.

CLEAN YOUR ROOM: Learning to organize the clutter will help organize thoughts, which is pretty important for teens in high school, the Washington Post reports.

HIGHER INCENTIVES: The US Army boosts bonuses in an effort to increase the number of recruits, the AP reports. The plan also includes lessened education and age requirements to join.

[Last modified: Tuesday, May 25, 2010 9:20am]


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