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Florida education news: President searches, third-grade retention, dropout prevention and more



PRESIDENT SEARCHES: Former U.S. Sen. George Lemieux is another high-profile politician to seek the Florida Atlantic University presidency, the Associated Press reports. • Two of six finalists for FAMU president withdraw their names, the Tallahassee Democrat reports.

FOLLOWING FLORIDA: Iowa officials consider adopting Florida's third-grade retention reading policy, the Waterloo Cedar Falls Courier reports.

NEW HOPE: A Polk State College charter school program offers high school dropouts another chance to earn a diploma, the Ledger reports.

ORDER UP: School cafeterias in Volusia and Flagler counties prepare a growing number of special meals for students with allergies and other needs, the Daytona Beach News-Journal reports.

BUYOUT: The Flagler School Board will consider buying out the remainder of superintendent Janet Valentine's contract because she is unable to serve, the Daytona Beach News-Journal reports.

BACK TO CLASS: The University of Florida welcomes back 50,000 students for its spring semester, the Gainesville Sun reports.

[Last modified: Monday, January 6, 2014 5:52am]


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