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Florida education news: Class size, teacher pay cuts, school taxes and more

0026(1) A GOOD INVESTMENT? A Harvard researcher suggests Florida's billions spent in class size reduction has not generated the academic results to make it worthwhile. (Photo from

PAY CUTS: Pinellas takes away supplements equaling 14 percent of salary from teachers in its specialty programs.

ON TO THE CHAMPIONSHIPS: Pasco Weightman Middle School's Odyssey of the Mind team advances to the world championship.

SAVE THE RESERVES: The Pasco School Board should increase local property taxes to avoid cutting too many programs and people while also protecting scarce reserves, the Times editorializes.

VETOES ON THE WAY? Gov. Crist says he likely will veto several special projects, including for colleges and universities, inserted into the Florida budget.

CUTTING ELECTIVES: Broward schools have to reduce their extras, but each campus gets to choose what to get rid of, the Sun-Sentinel reports.

'EAT SH-- AND DIE': That e-mail message from a Miami-Dade school principal to a parent has landed the principal in hot water, the Miami Herald reports.

NO HELP NEEDED: Manatee and Sarasota schools find it more difficult to help students with special needs get jobs for career training, the Herald-Tribune reports.

[Last modified: Tuesday, May 25, 2010 11:01am]


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