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Education news and notes from Tampa Bay and Florida

Florida education news: Test results, dress code, retirement and more

DATA DUMP: State and local education officials call stagnant FCAT passing rates "unacceptable." They tout gains in the growing number of end-of-course exams instead. More from the Miami Herald, Orlando Sentinel, Herald-Tribune.

ALL MADE UP: Parents of a Pinellas boy who wore makeup to his middle school call for tolerance training after the principal's poor treatment of the boy.

NIGHT OF FIRSTS: Weeki Wachee High School celebrates its first graduating class.

MOVING ON: Veteran Pasco schools employees retire after decades of service to the district.

HEATING UP: Manatee High officials say they'll try to bring back the school's kilns after art students protest with a huge mural, the Bradenton Herald reports.

FINAL BELL: Three Brevard elementary schools close for good with the end of the academic year, Florida Today reports.

NO MORE HIDING: Florida's new anti-bullying law targets actions online that have reverberations inside schools, the Florida Times-Union reports.

DAMAGES: The Volusia school district seeks to recoup some of its losses from the BP oil spill, the Daytona Beach News-Journal reports.

SCHOOL WORK: The Orange district begins construction projects on a dozen schools, the Orlando Sentinel reports.

TUITION UP: University of Florida trustees approve a state-mandated cost of living increase in tuition rates, the Gainesville Sun reports. Florida State trustees do the same, the Tallahassee Democrat reports.

[Last modified: Saturday, June 8, 2013 7:37am]


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