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Education news and notes from Tampa Bay and Florida

Florida education news: Campus safety, AP results, swine flu and more

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August

5449 STAY SAFE: Tampa area universities and colleges remind students about protecting themselves from crime in the wake of a rape at HCC and a murder at the University of Tampa.

AP IMPROVEMENT: Pasco high schools see an increase in the number of Advanced Placement exams taken and passed

SCHOOL DRIVES THEM CRAZY: For some students, the pressure of attending school puts them at higher risk of behavior problems.

DON'T COME IF YOU'RE SICK: Manatee officials urge families to take precautions against swine flu as they return to school, the Bradenton Herald reports.

SO THE DISTRICT IS SHRINKING: Broward still wants to add 226 new classrooms to areas where crowding continues, the Sun-Sentinel reports.

STILL FIGHTING: Collier board members continue to blast one another over their demeanor while evaluating the superintendent, the Naples Daily News reports. (Is this not the same board that nearly lost their district accreditation for poor boardsmanship?)

IMPROVE OR ELSE: Duval has four schools that face closure if they can't turn around student achievement, the Florida Times-Union reports. They're working hard just to keep students from transferring out, the Times-Union reports.

STAY PUT: The Orange board kills a proposal to rezone all attendance boundaries, the Orlando Sentinel reports.

LABOR NEWS: Brevard Community College faculty approve a new three-year deal, Florida Today reports. • Gulf Coast Community College renews its president's contract, the Panama City News Herald reports.

THE WHEELS ON THE BUS: A Sarasota school bus driver talks about how she does more than just pick up kids and put miles on the bus with the Herald-Tribune. • St. Johns tells parents to ignore the bus stop times on its Web site, because it's filled with errors, the St. Augustine Record reports.

[Last modified: Tuesday, May 25, 2010 10:33am]

    

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