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Education news and notes from Tampa Bay and Florida

Florida education news: Charter schools, environmental education, community service and more



B4S_melissa090609_84034c BEATING THE ODDS: Melissa Thomas of St. Petersburg proves that a young black woman can overcome life's challenges through education. (Times photo, Cherie Diez)

UF'S HEART AND SOUL: The University of Florida is wise to invest its stimulus funds in professors, the Times editorializes.

FINDING THE RIGHT LEVEL OF REGULATION: Lee adds some new rules governing its charter schools, the Naples Daily News reports.

UP AND DOWN: Escambia considers increasing its tax rate, which still might cost homeowners less as their assessments drop, the Pensacola News-Journal reports.

LEARNING TOGETHER: Okaloosa lets its high schools share teachers and classes via the Internet, the Northwest Florida Daily News reports.

MAKING IT: UF's athletic program continues to roll in the dough, despite the general economic malaise, the Ocala Star-Banner reports.

HANDS-ON LESSONS: Polk students get their first classes at the district's new environmental classroom, the Lakeland Ledger reports.

YOU MUST VOLUNTEER: A growing number of Florida high schools require students to perform community service, the Orlando Sentinel reports. (Isn't that a punishment for some criminals, too?)

[Last modified: Tuesday, May 25, 2010 10:34am]


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