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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.

[Last modified: Friday, June 3, 2016 6:45am]


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