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SOMETHING TO BE THANKFUL FOR: Students with handicaps at Cotee River Elementary celebrate Thanksgiving early.

YET ANOTHER CHALLENGER: The Hernando School Board will fight for the exclusive right to authorize charter schools in the county. It also names Sandra Nicholson as its new chairwoman.

CAN'T FIND A JOB? Spend your time in grad school getting another degree or additional training. That's what an increasing number of Floridians are doing, the Sun-Sentinel reports.

WHAT TO DO WHEN FIRED? Shoot higher. At least, that appears to be the philosophy of Joseph Wise, who got dismissed recently as Duval superintendent. Now he looks to be in the running to lead the much bigger Philadelphia school system, the Florida Times-Union reports.

APPOINTMENT DOESN'T ROCK THE BOAT: Gov. Crist could have rankled Miami's political leaders with his choice to complete a School Board term there. Instead, his pick wins almost universal praise, the Miami Herald reports.

FEDS TO PROBE FAMU: President James Ammons has asked the U.S. Attorney's Office to investigate unauthorized grade changing, the Tallahassee Democrat reports.

STOP THE VIOLENCE: St. Lucie school officials hope the arrest of a high school student who brought a loaded gun to campus will help kids realize they can report problems to the police without fear of retaliation. The student was turned in to the school's crime stoppers program, the Stuart News reports.

Have a Happy Thanksgiving!

[Last modified: Tuesday, May 25, 2010 9:27am]


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