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Florida education news: Algebra, teacher jobs, sex education and more



B2S_math073009_78234c IS IT A GAME? Or is it learning? Some Hillsborough middle schools test a new program that teaches algebra through video gaming to see if it should gain widespread use. (Times photo, Atoyia Deans)

NOW HIRING: Need a teaching job? Pasco has some available.

LESS MONEY: The state readjusts its funding formula for schools, pushing districts a little deeper into the hole.

MAKING SACRIFICES: Hillsborough private schools make do with less as parents struggle to make tuition and support regular fund raisers.

HILLSBOROUGH BACK-TO-SCHOOL: New leaders in the southeast schoolsPride Elementary's new principalNew rules and programsTesting calendar

ANOTHER LAWSUIT: Broward teachers sue their district for the second time in as many months, this time over rehiring policies, the Miami Herald reports.

SEX ED: A Collier board member wants it to be medically accurate and evidence based, the Naples Daily News reports. What a novel concept.

DOES ANYBODY REALLY CARE? Just one resident shows up to hear about Indian River's proposed budget, the Vero Beach Press-Journal reports in a story that, for better or worse, plays out across the state each budget season.

CHOICE IS GREAT: The Bradenton Herald editorially cheers charter schools and parent choice.

LESS TO SHARE: Brevard's education foundation sees school supply donations shrink by half, Florida Today reports.

PRIVATIZING: Okaloosa goes with an outside custodial firm despite concerns about laying off local workers, the Northwest Florida Daily News reports.

[Last modified: Tuesday, May 25, 2010 10:30am]


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