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Florida education news: Rewards, recess, resumes and more



EXTRA HONOR: An 86-year-old Pasco woman gives all 10 Land O'Lakes High valedictorians $500 in memory of her "gung-ho on education" late husband.

GOOD BEHAVIOR: A Hillsborough school bus driver gives a Benito Middle School student $260 in gift cards for being well behaved on the bus all year.

END OF AN ERA: Florida's last remaining one-room school closes, the Bradenton Herald reports.

ABSENTEEISM: Duval students have a lower absentee rate than the state or national levels, the Florida Times-Union reports.

PLAY TIME: The Seminole School Board prepares to mandate daily recess for elementary students, the Orlando Sentinel reports.

GRADUATION: Florida's foster children graduate high school at a lower rate than other teens, WFTS reports.

SUPERINTENDENTS: The Pittsburgh (Penn.) school district board might reconsider its appointment of a Palm Beach school administrator amid several questions about his resume, the Pittsburgh Post-Gazette reports.

CAMPAIGNS: Former state Rep. Erik Fresen decides against running for Miami-Dade School Board, the Miami Herald reports.

LEGENDARY: A beloved teacher is celebrated for his 60 years at Ransom Everglades School in Miami-Dade, the Miami Herald reports.

LABOR NEWS: Volusia teachers are headed to court over their contract disputes with the district, the Daytona Beach News-Journal reports.

STUDENT DISCIPLINE: A lawyer says the Orange School Board doesn't provide fair hearings to students, the Orlando Sentinel reports.

SCHOOL'S OUT: And emotions are mixed in Alachua County, the Gainesville Sun reports.

TEACHERS WANTED: Applicants flood a job fair for Leon schools, the Tallahassee Democrat reports.

[Last modified: Friday, June 10, 2016 7:29am]


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