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Florida education news: Ethics, scholarships, bears and more



Images NOTHING VITAL: An investigation reveals that no critical documents were shredded during a lawsuit involving Hernando Nature Coast Technical High.

BOUNDARY TIME: Pasco seeks parent input as it prepares to rezone thousands of students.

THEY STAY: Pinellas maintains funding for a program that has foster "grandparents" help low-performing students.

IT'S A DEAL: Pasco reaches a tentative contract agreement giving employees supplements but no raises.

BROWARD ETHICS: Broward board member Bob Parks helped a construction friend get his foot in the door with the district despite warnings, the Sun-Sentinel reports. Board member Stephanie Kraft faces a state ethics investigation over her relationship with a developer, the Sun-Sentinel reports.

CAN'T THEY ALL JUST GET ALONG? Lee board members talk about how they might have a more civil working relationship, the Naples Daily News reports. 

BEARS WELCOME: Okaloosa schools don't close just because a bear happens to visit campus, the Northwest Florida Daily News reports.

SAVE BRIGHT FUTURES: Some UCF students lobby lawmakers to preserve Florida's premier academic scholarship program, the Orlando Sentinel reports.

LABOR NEWS: Santa Rosa continues its special hearing to try to get past its impasse in contract talks, the Pensacola News-Journal reports. 

Visit the Gradebook at noon for an interview with St. Petersburg mayor Rick Baker, who talks about his scholarship program.

[Last modified: Tuesday, May 25, 2010 10:40am]


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