Florida education news: Valedictorians, physics lessons, merit pay and more
4.7857: That's the grade-point average for the nine valedictorians of Land O'Lakes High's International Baccalaureate program.
SCIENCE LESSONS: Springstead High students have fun while learning chemistry and physics.
REACHING OUT: Children at Tarpon Springs Elementary e-chat with students in a sister city in Greece.
THIRD-GRADE RETENTION: A larger than usual number of Franklin County third graders are headed to summer reading school, the Apalachicola Times reports.
SECURITY: The Manatee county government and school district will shift their share of the cost to place resource officers in middle schools, the Bradenton Herald reports.
LABOR NEWS: Collier teachers kick off a new round of contract negotiations, the Naples Daily News reports. • Miami-Dade teachers ratify a new contract with raises and merit pay, the Miami Herald reports.
TRANSFERRED: A Palm Beach principal is removed from the school where she fought with her staff, the Palm Beach Post reports.
IT'S OVER: The Highlands school district ends a year filled with investigations and inappropriate relationships, Highlands Today reports.
NEXT STEPS: Sarasota's oldest teacher retires after 56 years in the profession, the Herald-Tribune reports.