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Florida education news: HCC president, Bibles at school, teacher salaries and more

B2s_hcc070210_129044cON THE JOB: Kenneth Atwater, Hillsborough Community College's new president, gets to know people and the lay of the land on his first day. (Times photo, Scott McIntyre)

WHAT'S GOING ON? Pinellas parents and School Board members complain about a lack of communication about big issues from the district office.

LABOR NEWS: Collier freezes salaries and steps during contract negotiations, the Naples Daily News reports.

FREE BIBLES: A religious group sues the Collier school district for the right to distribute free Bibles on school campuses, the Naples Daily News reports.

PRACTICE MAKES PERFECT: Edison State College builds a $13 million nursing lab to give students real-life skills, the Fort Myers News-Press reports.

GO DIRECTLY TO JAIL: Former Broward School Board member Beverly Gallagher heads to prison to begin her 37-month term for accepting bribes, the Miami Herald reports.

HEY! NO SMOKING! The University of Florida goes tobacco free, but that doesn't stop people from smoking on campus anyway, the Gainesville Sun reports.

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


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