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Florida education news: bus stops, virtual school, school choice and more



Pac_teacher081809_80943c GLAD TO BE BACK: Pasco teachers get back to work, looking forward to trying new ideas they came up with over the summer. (Times photo, Keri Wiginton)

BUS STOP FUROR: Hundreds of Pinellas parents complain that their kids' bus stops are too far away.

THE KIDS CAN STAY: Facing a lawsuit, Hernando reverses course on plans to bar Pasco and Citrus students from its magnet high school.

BUT THE SUPERINTENDENT HAS GOT TO GO: Hernando continues to negotiate the exit of superintendent Wayne Alexander.

FEELING THE MUSIC: Two teens start an after-school music camp at Hernando's Floyd K-8 School.

LOVING CHARTER SCHOOLS: Gov. Charlie Crist touts the value of charters and choice during a Lee County tour, the Naples Daily News reports.

FLORIDA'S GETTING SMALLER: The state's first population decline in six decades comes as no surprise to educators, the Orlando Sentinel reports.

MAJOR CHANGES: Palm Beach prepares to launch an extensive teaching reform as students return, the Palm Beach Post reports. • School starts today in Palm Beach, the Sun-Sentinel reports.

EASING THE TRANSITION: Edison College creates a program to help freshmen survive the rigors of higher ed, the Fort Myers News-Press reports.

NO VIRTUAL FOR YOU: Some Citrus parents learn the hard way that their children aren't eligible for the district's new elementary virtual program, the Citrus County Chronicle reports.

LABOR NEWS: Brevard Community College faculty members vote on a contract with no raises, Florida Today reports. • UF lays off 11 faculty members and 49 staff members, the Gainesville Sun reports.


[Last modified: Tuesday, May 25, 2010 10:32am]


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