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Florida education news: Furloughs, virtual school, fruits and vegetables, and more

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3762230621_c4f5da9dec_o.jpegFURLOUGH FACEOFF: Pasco school employees and the administration hope to reach an accord on mandatory unpaid leave as part of the district's budget cutting plans. • Bay teachers agree to take four furlough days, the Panama City News Herald reports.

FINDING DIRECTION: A local pastor helps some Tampa boys find more meaning in their schooling and life.

ACCREDITATION IN JEOPARDY: Miami Dade College, the nation's largest community college, could lose its accreditation if it can't get more full-time faculty, the Sun-Sentinel reports.

MORE CHOICES: Florida law makes it easier to take online courses, the Florida Times-Union reports.

SUPPORT THE SCHOOLS: The Florida Board of Education should help two struggling Miami high schools succeed and not force them to close, the Miami Herald editorializes.

BUDGET WOES: Manatee residents and teachers lament the district's plans to cut pay and positions, the Bradenton Herald reports. • Seminole leaders say they might seek a tax increase to cover expected shortfalls, the Orlando Sentinel reports.

ANOTHER VACANCY: Florida Board of Education member Mark Kaplan resigns to take a job in Minnesota, the Palm Beach Post reports. The board now has two open seats.

MORE FRESH FOOD: Florida is one of two states to participate in a federal program to get kids healthier school meals, the Lakeland Ledger reports.

[Last modified: Thursday, July 14, 2011 6:46am]

    

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