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Florida education news: Career academies, Bright Futures, anti-bullying efforts and more



B4s_students081709_80824c BACK TO SCHOOL: More than 1 million students head to Florida's universities and colleges this week. (Photo special to the Times)

LOOKING AHEAD: Pasco officials hope to help career-minded students with mentorships at local businesses and industries.

SW FLORIDA'S GROWTH INDUSTRY: It's higher education. The region has 10 colleges educating 32,000 students. But some worry there's too much duplication of service, the Fort Myers News-Press reports.

YOU WANT TO MEET WHERE? Some Collier teachers are upset that the district is holding its back-to-school event at a church, the Naples Daily News reports.

NO NEW SCHOOLS: Collier starts the year without any new schools for the first time in a long time, the Naples Daily News reports. 

WHAT'S NEW? Quite a few rules for the school districts of northeast Florida, the Florida Times-Union reports.

LEAVE THAT KID ALONE: Polk takes a tougher stance against bullying, the Lakeland Ledger reports.

NOT SO BRIGHT FUTURES: Some Florida college students worry that changes to the Bright Futures scholarship rules will hurt them academically, the Pensacola News-Journal reports.

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


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