Florida education news: gifted education, swine flu shots, semester exams and more
STILL REELING: Tax increases, federal stimulus support and spending cuts weren't enough to protect Florida's budget from continuing deficits, state estimators warn.
WANT A SWINE FLU SHOT? In Hillsborough, elementary school students will need to bring their parents with them to get one.
LET THE SHOW GO ON: Hernando's Springstead High almost loses the right to have its homecoming fireworks after failing to secure the proper permits.
AT LAST: Pinellas adds a full-time gifted program for middle schools at the urging of parents.
PAY CUT: Pasco board members reduce their pay.
FINALS: Hillsborough makes semester exams count for less and gives seniors back one exemption.
WORK WITH THEM: Hernando's board says it would take less in impact fees to help the building industry get back on its feet.
GOOD MOVE: The Pasco School Board was wise to end its lengthy dispute over teacher Jeff Bush's discipline, the Times editorializes.
TOP OF THE CLASS: Fish add to Centennial Middle's agriculture instruction
NEW USF OK'D: USF Polytechnic in Lakeland gets the nod to enroll freshmen and sophomores, the Lakeland Ledger reports.
WASTE? Broward plans to spend $90,000 to rent 44 parking spaces, and the union isn't pleased, the Sun-Sentinel reports.
INFIGHTING: Lee board members consider censuring one of their own, the Naples Daily News reports.
MORE TOLERANCE: Duval schools and police work to reduce the number of teen arrests at school, the Florida Times-Union reports.
LAWSUIT BREWING: Broward schools consider suing disaster relief companies for work not completed, the Miami Herald reports.