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Local_thelas_2349704 THEY STILL REMEMBER: The Class of 1968 was the final one to graduate from Gibbs High, the last segregated high school in Pinellas. They gather annually to talk about the past and the future. (Times photo of Gibbs High, 1964)

USF OFFICERS AT IMPASSE: Unable to agree on contract terms, the university and the officers will turn to a special magistrate to broker their concerns.

AMONG THE BEST: Hillsborough announces its 2007 teachers of the year.

PAY NOW, OR PAY LATER: Early childhood programs are an effective way to combat dropout problems among older kids, University of Miami School of Education dean Isaac Prilleltensky writes in the Sun-Sentinel.

RETHINKING FCAT: Educators across Florida are talking about how much emphasis the state should place on the annual test, the Fort Myers News-Press reports.

WHAT HAPPENED? The family of a Miami kindergartner killed in traffic as he walked unescorted away from school is seeking answers from the school district, the Miami Herald reports.

HIGH TECH WITHOUT THE PHD: Palm Beach Community College debuts a new BioScience Technology Complex, aimed at getting students jobs right out of school, the Palm Beach Post reports.

FILLING THE VOID: Edison College adds two teacher education degrees - one in science and one in math - to help the state deal with a teacher shortage, the Naples Daily News reports.

FLAWS IN THE SYSTEM: A national clearinghouse of teachers, used to check job applicants' backgrounds, is inaccurate and incomplete, the Herald-Tribune reports.

FSU is investigating exactly what happened in a cheating scandal that has gotten 50 student-athletes in trouble and a tutor fired, the Tallahassee Democrat reports.

PEACE CENTER AT SHOOTING SITE: Virginia Tech announces that the hall where a gunman killed 30 people earlier this year will house a new Center for Peace Studies and Violence Prevention, the Washington Post reports.

[Last modified: Tuesday, May 25, 2010 9:30am]


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