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Florida education news: four-day weeks, university enrollment, teacher certification and more



Pac_back082509_82088c BACK TO SCHOOL: Students showed up, buses ran on schedule and things generally went smoothly on the first day of classes in Pasco and Hernando. (Times photo, Keri Wiginton)

JUST IN CASE: USF prepares to move online if the swine flu shuts it down.

WHAT DO YOU THINK, MOM? Cell phones and social networking keep university students tied more closely to home, no matter how far away. • A new survey suggests that social networking also makes students overly narcissistic, USA Today reports.

TIME TO GO: The Hernando School Board moves a step closer to removing superintendent Wayne Alexander.

JUST LIKE NEW: Hillsborough's DeSoto Elementary gets a face lift for the new year.

NOT INTERESTED: No school districts take up the Florida Legislature's offer to run four-day weeks, the Jacksonville Observer reports.

GET A MASTER'S DEGREE: Brevard considers requiring all newly hired teachers to have a master's or National Board certification, Florida Today reports.

BACK AND FORTH: A Broward teacher gets laid off, rehired and ultimately sent back to her original school this summer. She's thrilled to have another chance to help the F-rated school, Sun-Sentinel columnist Michael Mayo writes.

GROWING STRONG: Polk State College edges closer to 10,000 students, the Lakeland Ledger reports.

A PLACE TO LEARN: Public school is no place to push religion, Pensacola News-Journal columnist Reginald T. Dogan writes, referring to recent issues in Santa Rosa schools. 

SORRY I'M LATE: Parking places come at a premium at FSU and FAMU, the Tallahassee Democrat reports.

AND THE BIGGEST UNIVERSITY IS ... The University of Central Florida surpasses UF in enrollment, the Gainesville Sun reports.


[Last modified: Tuesday, May 25, 2010 10:33am]


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