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Florida education news: High school mascots, school taxes, student buses and more



OpenWallet LOWER TAXES, LESS MONEY: Hillsborough will have 5 percent less money this year than last, with the local tax rate dropping slightly.

WHAT'S IN A NAME? A high school mascot sets its tone. Since Hernando is having trouble coming up with one, columnist Greg Hamilton offers some suggestions. 

SKIMMING FUNDS: A Hillsborough school bookkeeper is accused of stealing more than $500,000 from the Erwin Technical Center.

VIRTUAL CHOICES: Broward's new virtual school program draws hundreds of children, the Sun-Sentinel reports.

TAKE A HIKE: Some Brevard students take risky walks to school as bus service is denied, Florida Today reports.

ON THE RIGHT PATH: Florida's new high school grading system moves closer to holding schools accountable for providing students practical skills, but more improvements are needed, the Stuart News editorializes.

EAT YOUR VEGGIES, TOO: Lee schools get kids to eat healthier by substituting ingredients in several cafeteria offerings, the Fort Myers News-Press reports.

[Last modified: Tuesday, May 25, 2010 10:34am]


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