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Dispute INSURANCE BATTLE: Hernando teachers and the administration are at odds in negotiations over how much the district should pay to cover health benefits. (Image from

IMPACT FEES: Hernando School Board members are examining whether the district can afford to cut them.

SAVE THE ARTS: Palm Beach district leaders will meet with community arts activists to talk about what happened to the district's art education master plan, the Palm Beach Daily News reports.

FIGHTING MAD: Cooper City mounts an opposition to Broward's plans to bus nearly 200 middle school students to a school outside the city, the Miami Herald reports.

GROWING DIVERSITY: Lake County students now are 40 percent minorities, the Orlando Sentinel reports.

KEEP IN TOUCH: Ousted Broward board member Beverly Gallagher frequently texted an FBI agent who posed as a developer but was investigating her during the months leading to her arrest, the Sun-Sentinel reports. 

NOT ALL-SEEING: Security cameras at one Collier high school don't get full coverage, and can't help a girl prove or disprove that she was raped on campus, the Naples Daily News reports.

GRASSROOTS: The Palm Beach Post dissects the planning that went into parents' attack of the district's hated new curriculum plan, which now has been scaled back.

GUARANTEED: Brevard Community College promises students that if a course appears in its class schedule, it will be offered regardless of how many students enroll, Florida Today reports.

STILL PRAYING: Students have picked up where administrators left off in Santa Rosa's battle over prayer at school and school-related events, the Northwest Florida Daily News reports. (Be sure to check out the several related stories in this series.)

SETTING GOALS: Polk will reexamine its strategic plan for improving high school graduation, the Lakeland Ledger reports.

FALLING SHORT: Orange schools have missed the mark in achieving some of the requirements in the district's desegregation order, the Orlando Sentinel reports.

[Last modified: Tuesday, May 25, 2010 10:40am]


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