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Florida education news: double-dipping questions, PolitiFact lessons, furlough advice and more

OUT OF RETIREMENT: The controversy over double-dipping didn't stop Pinellas from rehiring six former employees for high-paying administrative positions. 

NOT THAT BAD: Gubernatorial candidate Bud Chiles needs a little schooling on Florida's ranking in education funding.

DON'T DO IT: Furloughs for Pinellas school employees is the easy way out but not the answer to long-term fiscal stability, the Times editorializes.

DIFFERENT DISTRICT, SAME ISSUE: Seminole school officials weigh tough choices to meet class size requirements, the Orlando Sentinel reports.

CHEESE, PLEASE: Broward County students go for food like pizza and sloppy joes over vegan fare despite a study of the district that concluded half of the students would take the healthier option if given the choice, the Sun-Sentinel reports.

SAT WORK OUT: A Naples area high school combines SAT preparation and weightlifting into one summer program, the Naples Daily News reports.

[Last modified: Tuesday, July 13, 2010 10:09am]


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