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Florida education news: Classroom technology, honor societies, fraternity diversity and more



NAL_TECHNO010310_100957c HIGH TECH: Pinellas has used more than $7 million from its 2004 voter-approved property tax increase to purchase new technology and teacher training. (Times photo, James Borchuck)

WHOSE MONEY? A prominent USF professor says the university didn't follow through on a promise to support his research.

MOVING ON: The three Hudson High grads who weren't allowed to participate in their 2009 commencement have put their prank behind them.

CLASS SIZE NEEDS: Collier looks to add 239 classrooms and hire 216 teachers to meet the state's class size mandate next fall, the Naples Daily News reports.

EARN IT: High schools in Florida and elsewhere are tightening their membership requirements for honor societies, the NY Times reports.

GROWING STRONG: Colleges and universities in southwest Florida are continuing to expand, the Fort Myers News-Press reports.

A LITTLE LESS: Marion's local option sales tax expires, leaving the school district with $22 million less per year to spend on capital needs, the Ocala Star-Banner reports.

MORE CHOICES: Greek life becomes more diverse at south Florida universities, the Miami Herald reports.

Visit the Gradebook at noon for an interview about virtual education with Michael Horn of the Innosight Institute.

[Last modified: Tuesday, May 25, 2010 10:46am]


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