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Florida education news: furloughs, principal moves, and tough calls on class caps

UNPAID TIME OFF ON THE WAY?: Furloughs may be on the horizon for Pinellas school employees.

LET HIM STAY: Teachers and students at Northeast High School plead with the Pinellas School Board to let principal Kevin Hendrick stay instead of heading to his new assignment at Boca Ciega High.

BACK TO ASSISTANT STATUS: After a year as principal at Largo Middle School, Antelia Campbell is headed to an assistant principal post at Dunedin High.

NO EASY ANSWERS: Pasco School Board members begin to grapple with tough questions of lotteries and class caps as the class size amendment looms.

FUNDING ON HIS MIND: State Sen. Don Gaetz expresses interest in changing the education funding formula while on a visit to the Bay County School District, the Panama City News Herald reports.

POLITICIAN, NOT EMPLOYEE?: A Seminole School Board member says she shouldn't be included on a list of former public employees who have retired, are collecting retirement pay and and are now back on the public payroll, the Orlando Sentinel School Zone blog reports.

FIGHT THE DEAD END: More resources are needed to help students go beyond high school, the Sun-Sentinel editorializes.

STUDENTS SHOWING UP: Colleges in Manatee and Sarasota counties are seeing big jumps in enrollment, the Bradenton Herald reports.

STICKS UP: Students at a high-poverty middle school in Jacksonville get exposed to lacrosse, the Florida Times-Union reports. 

[Last modified: Tuesday, July 13, 2010 10:09am]


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