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Florida education news: PTA funds, kindergarten literacy, school closure and more

FOR THE KIDS? The president of the Seven Springs Elementary PTA is arrested on charges she embezzled thousands of dollars from the group.

MAKING PROGRESS: A Hernando K-8 school holds a literacy cafe for parents to see how their kindergartners have improved in writing through the year.

SCHOOL CLOSING: Manatee will close Central High School, which serves over-age students, as a cost-saving move, the Bradenton Herald reports.

MAKING ROOM: A search for school zone boundary jumpers could open seats for students to get back into their Palm Beach school, the Palm Beach Post reports.

FINANCIAL CONTROLS: The Polk School Board increases the frequency for auditing schools, the Ledger reports.

SO CLOSE: Students from a Monroe high school almost tag a great white shark on a shark tagging field trip, the Keynoter reports.

CLASS SIZE: The Manatee superintendent's claim that the district had very small class sizes as a result of overhiring aren't borne out on closer scrutiny, Herald-Tribune columnist Tom Lyons writes.

CHOICES: Florida's new high school graduation law gives students diploma options, the St. Augustine Record reports.

[Last modified: Sunday, May 19, 2013 6:38am]


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