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MORE ON SCHOOL GRADES: Lennard High leaders say the school is on the right track as its grade rises from an F to a D. Tarpon Springs High missed a B grade by just two students.

RECYCLING DEAL: Pasco residents now can bring their used papers to one of 35 public schools for recycling.

Ot_273530_cass_gator_30046a BRAGGING RIGHTS: The University of Florida football team needs a university to be proud of, the Times editorializes. (Times photo, 2007)

NO MORE CHANCES: A Broward charter school is given until July 22 to close after receiving its third F in four years, the Sun-Sentinel reports.

'PAY THE TEACHERS FIRST': Palm Beach teachers demand raises as the administration works to cut millions in spending, the Sun-Sentinel reports. Meanwhile, the district implements a teacher hiring freeze, the Palm Beach Post reports.

MAKE IT A PRIORITY: Several Alachua parents and teachers protest education funding cuts outside state Sen. Steve Oelrich's office, hoping he'll make support for schools a priority, the Gainesville Sun reports.

NAME GAME: It's no longer Okaloosa-Walton College, thank you. You can now call it Northwest Florida State College, the Northwest Florida Daily News reports.

AND THE WINNER IS ... Florida's teacher of the year will be announced tonight, the Pensacola News-Journal reports.

TURNAROUND TIME: Paul D'Anieri, the new dean of UF's college of liberal arts and sciences, talks about his plans to revive the troubled school, the Gainesville Sun reports.

AROUND THE NATION: California's State Board of Education votes to require all eighth-graders to take Algebra 1, the Sacramento Bee reports. School districts are cutting fuel costs by having more kids walk, USA Today reports.

[Last modified: Tuesday, May 25, 2010 9:49am]


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