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Florida education news: Lacoochee Elementary, internships, at-risk girls and more

HOMECOMING: Newly appointed Lacoochee Elementary principal Latoya Jordan keeps her own time as a student there in mind as she begins the school's turnaround effort.

LIFE LESSONS: About a dozen south Tampa kids learn business skills as vendors at the weekend Hyde Park Village Fresh Market.

PURCHASING POWER: Michigan leaders explore moving to countywide school districts similar to Florida's, the Detroit Free Press reports.

GETTING THERE: The new head of Broward's student transportation department pledges improvements to the troubled division, the Sun-Sentinel reports.

HANDS ON: Students in Brevard business academies use the summer as a time for internships, Florida Today reports.

FOR THE GIRLS: A north Florida executive launches a statewide initiative to help at-risk girls meet their potential, the Florida Times-Union reports.

GRADUATION RATES: A Polk high school wins a grant to target on-time graduation for Hispanic students, the Ledger reports.

ALTERNATIVES: Flagler officials need to determine the fate of an alternative school with low enrollment after the failure of a tax referendum, the Daytona Beach News-Journal reports.

[Last modified: Monday, July 8, 2013 7:14am]


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