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Education news and notes from Tampa Bay and Florida

Florida education news: Graduation honors, teacher retention, guidance counselors and more

VALS AND SALS: The Pasco School Board takes a step toward eliminating valedictorian and salutatorian titles at high school graduations.

LEADERSHIP: A St. Lucie principal is picked as Hernando's newest assistant superintendent. • Gulf Coast State College gets a new president, the Panama City News Herald reports.

ANOTHER TRY: Two finalists for principal at Manatee Lakewood Ranch High will meet the community in the school's second effort to pick a leader, the Bradenton Herald reports.

BAD ACTS: A Polk teacher is recommended for dismissal after being arrested in a sex sting, the Ledger reports.

NEW FOCUS: The Lee school system fixes its focus on teacher retention in its latest budget plan, the Fort Myers News-Press reports.

COUNSELING: First Lady Michelle Obama praises guidance counselors at a conference in Orlando, the Orlando Sentinel reports.

COMEBACK? Former Manatee assistant superintendent Robert Gagnon might try to return to the district after being absolved of wrongdoing in court cases, the Herald-Tribune reports.

CHECK IT OUT: Alachua's new superintendent plans to spend time getting to know his district, the Gainesville Sun reports.

[Last modified: Wednesday, July 2, 2014 6:58am]


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