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Education news and notes from Tampa Bay and Florida

Florida education news: High school academies, student conduct, budgets and more

Pasmustangu050210_119898c PROMOTING HIGH SCHOOL SUCCESS: Pasco's Mitchell High School finds improved student performance after implementing a new ninth-grade academy. (Times photo, Keri Wiginton)

NEW RULES: The Hernando School Board prepares to revise its student code of conduct

MORE MONEY: Florida universities see slight budget increases after years of cuts, the Gainesville Sun reports.

YET NOT ENOUGH: The Florida Legislature's flat budget for public education won't stop local district cuts, the Miami Herald reports. • Polk school officials suggest the funding allows for a break-even at best, the Lakeland Ledger reports.

FIGHTING CITY HALL: Florida lawmakers made the right choice in requiring civics education for middle schoolers, the Sun-Sentinel editorializes.

TOP STORIES: Many of the biggest headlines from the legislative session this year dealt with education, the Florida Times-Union reports.

NO SMOKING: The Manatee school district considers not hiring smokers, the Herald-Tribune reports.

[Last modified: Tuesday, May 25, 2010 11:00am]


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