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Florida education news: Graduation, gifted education, school discipline and more

ALL WASHED UP: Hernando High School's graduation gets rained out midway through the event.

EXTRA CASH: Two Mitchell High seniors create their own business during a business technology class.

SMART GIFT: The Pinellas school district is right to place gifted-education teachers in all its elementary schools, the Times editorializes.

STOP THE CORE: A grassroots organization begins making the Republican rounds to oppose the Common Core in Florida, the Daytona Beach News-Journal reports.

CRISIS: The Florida Association of District School Superintendents describes the Manatee district as broken and needing a complete makeover, the Bradenton Herald reports. More from the Herald-Tribune.

POSITIVE BEHAVIOR: The Palm Beach school district tries a new approach to reduce suspensions and expulsions, the Palm Beach Post reports.

TEACHER VS. TEACHER: The Marion School Board chairman tells teachers they can avoid layoffs if they forfeit their pending raises, the Ocala Star-Banner reports.

GETTING STARTED: Polk's new superintendent takes the helm, the Ledger reports.

EXTRA CARE: Several Miami-Dade cities contribute funding for nurses in public schools within their city limits, the Miami Herald reports.

NEVER GIVE UP: A struggling Volusia charter school fights to keep its charter, the Daytona Beach News-Journal reports.

ON LEAVE: Gilchrist County's teacher of the year is placed on administrative leave amid allegations of inappropriate behavior with several female students, the Gainesville Sun reports.

[Last modified: Tuesday, June 4, 2013 5:58am]


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