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A4s_gedguy122608_50826c_2 GET THAT GED: Sure, some people make fun of the GED. But for many, such as Scott Zilius, shown here with his family, the program offers a road back to success. (Times photo, Douglas Clifford)

WELCOME ARMS: Alafia Elementary parents cheer the arrival of their new principal.

LOOKING BACK: For Pasco schools, like most others, 2008 was the year of the budget crisis. And don't forget the "wizard" substitute teacher.

TOP OF THE CLASS: J.D. Floyd students hearten senior citizens; Nature Coast basketball team delivers gifts to the needy; After zero-gravity flight, teachers sees new career opportunities for students (Hudson Middle)

SO LONG, FLORIDA: Dozens of top Florida university researchers are leaving the state and taking their grants with them, the Palm Beach Post reports.

FILLING THE GAPS: The Flagler Sons of the American Revolution provides history lessons to elementary school students to make up for what the school district doesn't offer, the Daytona Beach News-Journal reports.

GIVING BACK: Nearly 300 senior volunteers help the Manatee school district serve students, the Bradenton Herald reports. Volunteers play a key role in charter schools' success, too, the Naples Daily News reports.

FEWER HOPEFULS: The number of Florida applicants for National Board certification shrinks as financial support for the effort disappears, the Orlando Sentinel reports. More from Florida Today.

SO LONG, SUMMER SCHOOL: Palm Beach cancels several summer classes to balance its budget, the Sun-Sentinel reports.

GOING BACK TO SCHOOL: As the economy tumbles, applications to grad school increase, the Gainesville Sun reports. Tallahassee Community College sees its enrollment soar, too, the Tallahassee Democrat reports.

[Last modified: Tuesday, May 25, 2010 10:09am]


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