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Florida education news: Free lunch, bullying, soda ban and more



A4S_lunchtime111209_93752c GROWING NEED: The number of children qualifying for free and reduced-price meals grows in Tampa Bay schools. (Times photo, Douglas R. Clifford)

GOING HIGH TECH: USF considers building a state-of-the-art medical training complex in the Heights area of Tampa.

STOP THE BULLIES: Pinellas offers classes for parents of children who are bullied, as the district faces two lawsuits over bullying in school.

BONUS TIME: Pasco offers one-time bonuses to all administrators and nonunion employees.

TOP OF THE CLASS: Eastside Elementary hosts playful familiesTeen Leadership Hernando gives students real-life scenarios 

WATER ONLY? The newest member of the Florida Board of Education proposes banning all sugary drinks in public schools, the Orlando Sentinel reports.

CURRICULUM QUESTIONED: Palm Beach parents plan another protest of the district's new curriculum program, and the superintendent says their plans make no sense, the Sun-Sentinel reports. The district will survey principals to see whether they're implementing the system, the Palm Beach Post reports.

BLOCKED E-MAILS: The Broward administration labels mass e-mails from teachers as spam and blocks them from getting to their destination, the Miami Herald reports.

CAN'T GET ENOUGH: An Indian River teen breaks into school — to surf for porn, the Vero Beach Press-Journal reports.

ACHIEVEMENT GAP: Alachua's black civic leaders confront the growing gap between black students and white students in their community, the Gainesville Sun reports.

TURNOVER: UF offers buyouts to more than 400 faculty members as it seeks to hire 100 new ones, the Gainesville Sun reports.


[Last modified: Tuesday, May 25, 2010 10:41am]


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