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Florida education news: College admission, crowded buses, energy efficiency and more




TOUGHER STANDARDS: It could soon get more difficult to gain admission to Florida's public universities, as the Board of Governors considers raising the minimum acceptable GPA. • Enrollment is currently up at 10 of the 11 universities, the Sun-Sentinel reports. (Photo from

THEIR BAD: The Pinellas transportation system takes the blame for overcrowded bus routes and stops.

RACE HEATS UP: Hernando School Board veteran Sandra Nicholson draws another challenger, teacher Michael Bainum, in her 2010 reelection bid.

UP TO THE CHALLENGE: Manatee prepares to offer many middle school students college-level academics, which the Bradenton Herald editorializes is an important move in our globally competitive society.

THE ROAD TO RUIN: The Miami Herald chronicles Broward School Board member Beverly Gallagher's path from PTA mom to public corruption suspect.

DON'T COME: Palm Beach officials cancel a press conference about academic changes amid plans for a parent protest, the Palm Beach Post reports.

PRINCIPAL, WITH A CHERRY ON TOP: A Boynton Beach elementary school principal lets her students dump ice cream and the fixin's on her after they meet a summer reading challenge, the Palm Beach Post reports.

BUDGET NEWS: Marion's board agrees to dip into reserves to pay for after-school and Saturday enrichment programs, the Ocala Star-Banner reports. • South Florida high schools make tough choices about which programs to cut — athletics and bands are feeling the pinch, the Miami Herald reports. • Bay schools save nearly $350,000 through aggressive energy efficiency programs, the Panama City News Herald reports.

[Last modified: Tuesday, May 25, 2010 10:36am]


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