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Florida education news: Cell phones, zero tolerance, stimulus funds and more



B4S_cellphones100409_87994d CLASS, PULL OUT YOUR CELL PHONES: While many high schools ban their use anywhere, Pasco's Wiregrass Ranch High School encourages teachers to incorporate cell phones into their instruction. (Times photo, Jeffrey S. Solochek)

BACK ON TRACK: John Stratton aims to help struggling teens make it through school at Hernando's STAR Education Center.

A LITTLE MORE TOLERANCE: Texas joins Florida in loosening up its zero tolerance policy in schools, Time reports.

SAVING JOBS: About 250 Manatee school employees keep their jobs because of federal stimulus funding, the Bradenton Herald reports.

LABOR NEWS: Palm Beach teachers demand raises as the administration says it doesn't have enough money for that, the Sun-Sentinel reports.

GETTING READY TO GRADUATE: Florida Today focuses on a high school's Class of 2010 for a special report.

FOCUS OF INVESTIGATION: A prominent Broward lobbyist comes under scrutiny in the corruption probe of School Board member Beverly Gallagher, the Miami Herald reports.

[Last modified: Tuesday, May 25, 2010 10:37am]


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