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A4s_partykids052608_24888c PARTY TIME: The words "teen party" didn't tend to inspire the Plant High students until they saw that the good times were happening at some of Tampa's trendiest clubs. Now they've got a graduation season calendar full of the events. (Times photo, Brian Cassella)

PROGRAM CHANGES WORRY PARENTS: The Hernando school district plans to change the way it delivers special education services, raising concerns among parents.

PAY UP: Teachers at a Palm Beach middle school get about $2,750 each in back pay for work their principal required them to do beyond their contract, the Sun-Sentinel reports.

FOUL PLAY? East Lee County High will reopen Tuesday after investigators found no cause for air-quality problems that led to two evacuations last week, the Fort Myers News-Press reports. Superintendent James Browder worries that a person might have created the problems on purpose.

GOING ONLINE FOR HELP: Some South Florida educators turn to to get funding for supplies they otherwise can't afford, the Miami Herald reports.

CHINESE LESSONS: Students at Watson Middle in Palm Beach Gardens do more than practice vocabulary words in Mandarin. Their teachers infuse the language into lessons throughout the day, the Palm Beach Post reports.

[Last modified: Tuesday, May 25, 2010 9:43am]


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