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Education news and notes from Tampa Bay and Florida

Florida education news: Graduation rates, summer meals, school police and more

GOING UP: South Florida high schools once known as dropout factories now see their graduation rates rise, the Miami Herald reports.

POLITICAL FALLOUT: The cost of attending a Florida university becomes fodder for the governor's race, the Herald-Tribune reports. Politifact Florida checks out some of the latest claims.

FREE FOOD: The Manatee school district retrofits a school bus into a summer meals food truck, the Bradenton Herald reports.

POLICING THE SCHOOLS: The chief of Broward schools police resigns as the superintendent seeks changes in the department, the Sun-Sentinel reports.

NOT ENOUGH: Increases in early education funding don't eliminate preschool waiting lists in Collier and Lee counties, the Naples Daily News reports.

INDUSTRY CERTIFICATION: Several students at a Polk middle school earn an engineering certification usually reserved for college students and professionals, the Ledger reports.

PRICEY: Treasure Coast families see the costs associated with senior year on the rise, the Stuart News reports.

LOOKING BACK: Some first-year Alachua teachers reflect on the lessons they learned in their classrooms, the Gainesville Sun reports.

[Last modified: Monday, June 9, 2014 6:23am]


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