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Florida education news: Dropout prevention, private busing, school funding and more



Pastutor090506a_83942c 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.

[Last modified: Tuesday, May 25, 2010 10:34am]


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