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Florida education news: Kindles, ROTC, collective bargaining and more



kindle.jpegKINDLE NATION: Kindles, iPads and other hand-held computer devices are gaining widespread use at Clearwater High. (Times photo, Melissa Lyttle)

MILLION-DOLLAR GIFT: USF president Judy Genshaft and her husband donate $1 million to the university to support students studying abroad.

NJROTC SHUTTING DOWN: The Navy decides to close Pasco High School's Naval Junior ROTC program for continued low enrollment.

GREASE IS THE WORD: Sign language students from Sunlake High School will sign along to the musical Grease for deaf patrons.

AGAINST BARGAINING: Florida Gov. Rick Scott says he'd like to see collective bargaining protections removed from the state constitution.

TOO QUICK? Critics say Florida schools are too willing to involve police in student behavioral matters after an 8-year-old Orlando boy is arrested for acting out at school, the Orlando Sentinel reports.

IN THE MIX: Forty-two people apply to become Indian River superintendent, the Vero Beach Press-Journal reports.

CUTTING BACK: Florida Tech eliminates 17 positions amid unmet enrollment projections, Florida Today reports.

MAKEOVER: University of Florida education students raise money to help beautify a Gainesville elementary school, the Gainesville Sun reports.

[Last modified: Friday, February 25, 2011 11:29pm]


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