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Florida education news: Graduation rain-outs, charter conversion, black males and more



BOUNDARIES: Some Florida university officials suggest Gov. Rick Scott is going too far with his pressure to stop tuition increases. The Board of Governors steers clear of the debate during a phone meeting, the News Service of Florida reports. The board does approve UF and FSU as "preeminent" in the system, the Gainesville Sun reports.

STAY DRY: Pinellas district leaders explore indoor graduation options after rain delayed several high school commencements.

DONE DEAL: Parents and teachers overwhelmingly vote to convert Manatee's Rowlett Elementary magnet school to charter status, the Herald-Tribune reports. More from the Bradenton Herald.

BOOSTING SUCCESS: Miami-Dade and Broward school districts look for ways to improve academic performance of black males, the Miami Herald reports.

IT'S A SMALL WORLD: The Broward district hires Disney for pointers on public relations and customer service, the Miami Herald reports.

TAKE A HIKE: The Collier district won't change its decision to take busing away from a community and have the children walk to school, the Naples Daily News reports.

STAYING PUT: Broward officials decide not to stop using several aging portables that had been scheduled for decommissioning, because they have no replacements, the Sun-Sentinel reports.

FINANCIAL QUESTIONS: A Brevard charter school falls hundreds of thousands of dollars behind on its debt payments, Florida Today reports.

STRUGGLING: Okaloosa's year-old STEM academy faces closure if enrollment doesn't rise, the Northwest Florida Daily News reports.

WHAT'S IN A NAME? The Marion School Board considers changes to its school and building naming policy, the Ocala Star-Banner reports.

[Last modified: Tuesday, June 11, 2013 6:19am]


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