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Education news and notes from Tampa Bay and Florida

Florida education news: Culinary arts, financial mismanagement, college loans and more



brnsuperbrief042712_219842d.jpegCARROT COOKOFF: Culinary students from two Hillsborough high schools go head-to-head in an Iron Chef-style competition featuring carrots. (Photo from Rolling Pin)

MISUSED MONEY: Two USF Polytechnic administrators could lose their jobs for financial mismanagement, and the school's former leader also faces an investigation. 

GOOD INVESTMENT: Congress should support keeping the interest rates low on college loans, the Times editorializes.

BAD MOVE: Florida's move to computerized FCAT testing without enough computers created too many opportunities to cheat, the Miami Herald editorializes.

NEVER MIND: The University of Florida drops plans to cut its computer sciences department amid an overwhelmingly negative reaction, the Gainesville Sun reports.

CONFUSION: South Florida parents get mixed messages on Take Your Daughters and Sons to Work Day as it falls during FCAT testing, the Sun-Sentinel reports.

LABOR NEWS: The Bay school district heads to a special magistrate to help resolve contract negotiation disagreements with support personnel, the Panama City News Herald reports.

SAVE OUR SCHOOL: Parents of a financially troubled Miami charter school slated for closure ask officials to let the school stay open, the Miami Herald reports.

READY TO RUN: Duval district leaders edge closer to allowing a second KIPP charter school to open despite academic troubles at the county's first one, the Florida Times Union reports.

UNDONE: Palm Beach's new superintendent makes changes in his top administration, the Palm Beach Post reports.

[Last modified: Thursday, April 26, 2012 6:12am]


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