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2063654 2038-01-18 05:00:00.0 UTC 2038-01-18T00:00:00.000-05:00 2009-09-06 10:46:09.0 UTC 2009-09-06T06:46:09.000-04:00 content/florida-education-news-dropout-prevention-private-busing-school-funding-and-more published 2010-05-25 14:34:54.0 UTC 2010-05-25T10:34:54.000-04:00 drupal 54109 FINDING MEANING: Zephyrhills High pairs some at-risk freshmen with classes at neighboring Woodland Elementary to give them an extra reason to stay in school. (Times photo, Keri Wiginton) PRIVATE BUSING: A growing number of families in southeast Hillsborough are paying $35 a week for a shuttle service to school. A LITTLE HELP HERE: USF seeks a partner to design and build a new campus hospital. STABILITY NEEDED: Hernando board member Dianne Bonfield did a disservice to the district by resigning as chairman rather than sign a contract for the new interim superintendent, the Times editorializes. END THE BAN: Lee allows schools to use hand sanitizer after having banned it because of the alcohol content, the Fort Myers News-Press reports. SUPERINTENDENT CUTS: South Florida school district chiefs slash their own pay and take other steps to cut administrative costs, the Sun-Sentinel reports. COLLEGE BOUND: More Lee and Collier students are taking AP and IB courses than before, the Naples Daily News reports. CAN'T MAKE CLASS SIZE: Collier and Lee officials worry that their districts won't be able to comply with the state class-size reduction amendment at the classroom level next year, the Naples Daily News reports. FAILING ITS RESPONSIBILITY: Florida doesn't even come close to its constitutional requirement to make adequate funding of schools its "paramount" duty, the Gainesville Sun reports. Times Editor gradebook Daily News Report Florida education news: Dropout prevention, private busing, school funding and more templatedata/tampabaytimes/BlogArticle/data/gradebook/2009/09/06/54109-florida-education-news-dropout-prevention-private-busing-school-funding-and BlogArticle FINDING MEANING: Zephyrhills High pairs some at-risk freshmen with classes at neighboring Woodland Elementary to give them an extra reason to stay in school. (Times photo, Keri Wiginton)Daily News ReportDaily News Report 2265407 2016-02-15 11:49:08.0 UTC 6 Months Ago florida-education-news-dropout-prevention-community-schools-testing gradebook Florida education news: Dropout prevention, community schools, testing opt-out and more BlogArticle 2268898 2016-03-11 11:41:33.0 UTC 5 Months Ago florida-education-news-reading-funding-busing-and-more gradebook Florida education news: Reading, funding, busing and more BlogArticle 2274288 2016-04-22 11:07:58.0 UTC 4 Months Ago florida-education-news-busing-crowding-screening-and-more gradebook Florida education news: Busing, crowding, screening and more BlogArticle <p><strong><a href="/blogs/gradebook/sites/tampabay.com.blogs.gradebook/files/images/typepad-legacy-files/54109.6a00d83451b05569e20120a5a54eea970c-200wi.jpg" onclick="window.open( this.href, '_blank', 'width=640,height=480,scrollbars=no,resizable=no,toolbar=no,directories=no,location=no,menubar=no,status=no,left=0,top=0' ); return false" style="float: left;"><img alt="Pastutor090506a_83942c" class="at-xid-6a00d83451b05569e20120a5a54eea970c " src="/resources/images/blogs/gradebook/54109.6a00d83451b05569e20120a5a54eea970c-200wi.jpg" style="width: 200px; margin: 0px 5px 5px 0px;" /></a> FINDING MEANING:</strong> Zephyrhills High pairs some at-risk freshmen with classes at neighboring Woodland Elementary to give them <a href="http://tampabay.com/news/education/k12/zephyrhills-pilot-peer-program-teams-up-elementary-and-high-school-students/1034060" target="_blank">an extra reason to stay in school</a>. (Times photo, Keri Wiginton)</p> <p><strong>PRIVATE BUSING:</strong> A growing number of families in southeast Hillsborough are paying $35 a week for a <a href="http://tampabay.com/news/education/k12/as-school-bus-rides-grow-longer-in-hillsborough-entrepreneur-offers/1034120" target="_blank">shuttle service to school</a>.</p> <p><strong>A LITTLE HELP HERE:</strong> USF <a href="http://tampabay.com/news/health/usf-seeks-partner-industry-advice-to-set-up-hospital-to-treat-chronic/1034113" target="_blank">seeks a partner</a> to design and build a new campus hospital.</p> <p><strong>STABILITY NEEDED:</strong> Hernando board member Dianne Bonfield <a href="http://www.tampabay.com/opinion/editorials/hernando-county-school-board-chairwomans-resignation-another-blow-to/1034041" target="_blank">did a disservice to the district</a> by resigning as chairman rather than sign a contract for the new interim superintendent, the <em>Times</em> editorializes.</p> <p><strong>END THE BAN:</strong> Lee <a href="http://www.news-press.com/article/20090906/HEALTH/909060374/1006/" target="_blank">allows schools to use hand sanitizer</a> after having banned it because of the alcohol content, the <em>Fort Myers News-Press</em> reports.</p> <p><strong>SUPERINTENDENT CUTS:</strong> South Florida school district chiefs <a href="http://www.sun-sentinel.com/news/palm-beach/sfl-superintendent-pay-p090509,0,7395468.story" target="_blank">slash their own pay</a> and take other steps to cut administrative costs, the <em>Sun-Sentinel</em> reports.</p> <p><strong>COLLEGE BOUND:</strong> More Lee and Collier students are <a href="http://www.naplesnews.com/news/2009/sep/05/more-collier-lee-students-taking-advanced-classes-/" target="_blank">taking AP and IB courses</a> than before, the <em>Naples Daily News</em> reports.&nbsp;</p> <p><strong>CAN'T MAKE CLASS SIZE:</strong> Collier and Lee officials worry that their districts <a href="http://www.naplesnews.com/news/2009/sep/05/class-size-reduction-ticking-time-bomb-horizon-col/" target="_blank">won't be able to comply with the state class-size reduction amendment</a> at the classroom level next year, the <em>Naples Daily News</em> reports.</p> <p><strong>FAILING ITS RESPONSIBILITY:</strong> Florida <a href="http://www.gainesville.com/article/20090906/ARTICLES/909061003/1002/NEWS01?Title=Education-burden-shifted-to-property-owners" target="_blank">doesn't even come close to its constitutional requirement</a> to make adequate funding of schools its &quot;paramount&quot; duty, the <em>Gainesville Sun</em> reports.</p>trueruntime2016-08-30 05:38:03