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Florida education news: School for autism, graduation honors, prepaid tuition and more



STARTING OVER: Florida State University hires a new firm to revive its controversial president search.

NEW HOME: Pasco families connect with a new private school for their children with autism after their charter school abruptly closes.

GRADUATION HONORS: The idea of ending Pasco high school valedictorian and salutatorian recognitions does not raise many red flags among university and college leaders.

GOING DIGITAL: Junior Achievement aims for a new modern profile as it hits 100.

SCHOOL BOARDS: Gov. Rick Scott's appointment of a new Sarasota School Board member raises criticism of playing politics with local schooling, the Herald-Tribune reports. • A candidate for Manatee School Board defends his residency amid questions, the Herald-Tribune reports.

UNHAPPY: The architect of Florida Polytechnic University doesn't like the look of the nearby dorms, the Ledger reports.

AT ODDS: Manatee district officials and auditors disagree over the district's action plans to several audit findings, the Bradenton Herald reports.

PREPAID TUITION: The cost of Florida's prepaid college programs will go down, even for some people who already took contracts, the News Service of Florida reports.

MAINTENANCE WORK: Summer means time for upkeep in Marion schools, the Ocala Star-Banner reports.

SHAKEUP: Miami-Dade superintendent Alberto Carvalho reorganizes his administration with a goal of saving millions, the Miami Herald reports.

[Last modified: Thursday, June 12, 2014 6:38am]


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