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Tb_weekivote450 ELECTION RESULTS: It's runoffs all around in three Pinellas races. In Hillsborough, incumbent board member Susan Valdes claims victory while incumbent Carol Kurdell and challenger Stephen Gorham head to a runoff. Pasco elects Joanne Hurley in the first round of voting. And Hernando sends James Yant and Gene Magrini to the November general election. (Times file photo)

STILL STRUGGLING: Florida high school students continue to fare poorly on the SAT.

INSTANT GRATIFICATION: Pasco schools look to adopt test-taking technology that would allow teachers and students to immediately know the results.

TOP OF THE CLASS: Class offers foundation for freshmen (Hernando Central High); Mothers support parents of special-need children (Hernando Challenger K-8)

JUST SAY NO: The Volusia School Board urges voters to oppose Amendments 5, 7 and 9 if they make it to the November ballot, the Daytona Beach News-Journal reports.

POWER SHIFT: One of Miami-Dade superintendent Rudy Crew's staunchest supporters loses her reelection bid, putting Crew's tenure in jeopardy, the Miami Herald reports.

YOU'RE OUT: An Indian River high school baseball coach is suspended for failing to report a hazing incident during a team trip, the Vero Beach Press-Journal reports.

STICKING AROUND: The "brain drain" isn't as bad as feared for UF, as many professors remain despite tough economic times, the Lakeland Ledger reports.

KNOCK IT OFF: FAMU plans to crack down on unlicensed university merchandise, the Tallahassee Democrat reports.

IN OTHER PLACES: The Bloomberg administration gets some heat for proposing that children in kindergarten through second grade take timed standardized tests to help grade public schools, the NY Times reports. An Australian school bans tumbling during recess for fear of student injuries, prompting a national uproar, the AP reports.

[Last modified: Tuesday, May 25, 2010 9:54am]


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