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Florida education news: Advanced Placement results, teacher sick leave, school vouchers and more



B0s_baker082909_82885c NEVER SURRENDER: Former St. Petersburg mayor Rick Baker and his allies try to get him back in the running for St. Pete College president. Trustees should not give in, and instead should get the politics out of the selection process, the Times editorializes. (Times file photo)

AP RESULTS: Florida high school students either excel or bomb on Advanced Placement exams, depending on what statistics you look at.

MORE VOUCHERS? Florida lawmakers are poised to vastly increase the number and amount of corporate tax credit scholarships (vouchers) available to low-income students.

MISSION ACCOMPLISHED: Leadership students at Pasco's Seven Springs Middle convince government to spend $590,000 on a new sidewalk, and then turn their attention to protecting panthers.

CATCHING UP: The University of Tampa begins two new buildings to help cope with growing enrollment. 

TOP OF THE CLASS: Science fair projects get help from a proHigh school readers promote the joy of booksGraham tells Pinellas seventh graders the importance of civics 

ON THE LIST: Several Miami-Dade and Broward high schools rate in two new magazine rankings, the Miami Herald reports.

PLEASE DON'T FIRE ME: A University of North Florida associate professor contests his dismissal, saying he's not as bad as officials say he is, the Florida Times-Union reports.

SHARED TIME OFF: Martin school officials look into whether employees who are not related can donate their sick leave to an ailing colleague, the Stuart News reports.

VEIL FOR A DAY: Some Stetson University students dress like Muslim women and experience some of the bias that many Muslims receive daily, the Daytona Beach News-Journal reports.

LOOK FOR THE BRUISES: Bay school officials warn parents to be on the lookout for kids playing the "choking game," the Panama City News Herald reports.

[Last modified: Tuesday, May 25, 2010 10:50am]


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