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Education news and notes from Tampa Bay and Florida

Florida education news: career changing teachers, career education, school closures and more

6a00d83451b05569e2012877136fa1970c-200wiMORE THAN SB 6: Education dominated much of the Florida legislative session, with vouchers, high school graduation requirements and class size among the hotly debated issues. (Times file photo)

HELPING HAND: Central Florida school Gay-Straight Alliances give students a safe place to figure out who they are, the Daytona Beach News-Journal reports.

CAREER CHANGERS: About 22 percent of Collier schoolteachers started out in other professions, the Naples Daily News reports. • Two Florida members of Congress file legislation to make it easier for displaced space center workers to become teachers, Florida Today reports. 

HIGH NOTES: The University of North Florida aims to boost its classical music department, the Florida Times-Union reports.

BEHIND THE ACADEMIES: John Small leads Polk's effort to expand its career education programs, the Lakeland Ledger reports.

SUPERINTENDENT SEARCH: Polk plans to narrow its field candidates to about five this week, the Lakeland Ledger reports.

SHUT 'EM: Monroe's School Board chairman says the district has too many schools for too few students, the Keynoter reports.

SLIMMING DOWN: Monroe eliminates 45 teaching jobs, the Keynoter reports.

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[Last modified: Tuesday, May 25, 2010 11:00am]

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