Education

Superintendent Kurt Browning is wavering on a plan to eliminate valedictorians at schools like Zephyrhills High, where, from left, Tara Preslyn Braxton, Alana Maria Knight-Sheppard and Madison Jaclyn Smith graduated June 1. The Pasco County School Board will take up the question at its Aug. 12 meeting.KATIE LAMONT | Times

Pasco superintendent privately wavers on plan to eliminate valedictorians

Viewers of the conservative Fox and Friends national news show have a message for Pasco school superintendent Kurt Browning: Don't do away with valedictorians. "You are sending the wrong message to our youth," Mike Hall of New Port Richey wrote to Browning after a Saturday segment on the superintendent's proposal.  …

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    Viewers of the conservative Fox and Friends national news show have a message for Pasco school superintendent Kurt Browning: Don't do away with valedictorians.

    Superintendent Kurt Browning is wavering on a plan to eliminate valedictorians at schools like Zephyrhills High, where, from left, Tara Preslyn Braxton, Alana Maria Knight-Sheppard and Madison Jaclyn Smith graduated June 1. The Pasco County School Board will take up the question at its Aug. 12 meeting.
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