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Florida education news: Senior prank, yearbook errors, spelling bee and more

BANNED: A Nature Coast Technical High senior won't get to walk at graduation after using weed killer to draw a giant penis on the football field, where the ceremony is to be held.

GREEN MACHINE: A group of Hillsborough businesspeople proposes the district use propane-fueled buses to save money.

MESSED UP: The Winter Park High School yearbook contains so many errors that the principal is considering a reissue on DVD, the Orlando Sentinel reports.

SPELL 'KABARAGOYA': A Cape Coral teen makes it to the finals of the national spelling bee, finishing seventh and winning a social media following, the Naples Daily News reports.

RE-CENTRALIZATION: Okaloosa district officials reconsider their decentralized funding model after seeing inequities among the schools, the Northwest Florida Daily News reports.

LAND BANKING: The Marion School Board considers purchasing land for future construction, the Ocala Star-Banner reports.

IN THE AIR TONIGHT: Phil Collins joins the band of a Miami-Dade private school for a special performance, the Miami Herald reports.

SHOWING INTEREST: State Sen. John Thrasher files his official application to become president of Florida State University, the News Service of Florida reports.

LEARNING ENGLISH: An audit shows Orange schools continue to keep students in ESOL programs without justification, the Orlando Sentinel reports.

[Last modified: Friday, May 30, 2014 6:15am]


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