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Florida education news: Layoffs, furloughs, prom dates and more

egan.jpegHOPING FOR A JOB: The chances for younger teachers like Tony Egan to get rehired by the Pasco school district are slimmer than usual in this year of layoffs and cutbacks. (Times photo, Stephen Coddington)

SAVE OUR TEACHERS: Parents, students and teachers protest plans to lay off hundreds of Broward educators, reports. • Alachua schools have no layoff plans despite budget concerns, the Gainesville Sun reports.

OTHER BUDGET CUTS: Palm Beach looks to a one-day furlough to balance its budget, the Sun-Sentinel reports. • Marion denies teachers raises or step increases, the Ocala Star-Banner reports.

JUST SAY NO: Minnesota should halt its march toward adoption of Florida-style education changes, the Minneapolis Star-Tribune editorializes.

WHEN PIGS FLY: South Florida teens find creative ways to invite their dates to the prom, the Miami Herald reports.

COME TOGETHER: Lee's new superintendent sees one of his first goals as bringing unity to the school board, the Naples Daily News reports.

LET IT BE: Parents of a St. Lucie dropout prevention school plan to protest its closing, the Port St. Lucie Tribune reports.

WHAT NOT TO WEAR: Lake schools could have uniforms by fall, the Orlando Sentinel reports.

EVERYBODY SHIFT: Thousands of Seminole students will be rezoned to new schools, the Orlando Sentinel reports.

Visit the Gradebook at noon for an extended interview with laid off Pasco teacher Tony Egan.

[Last modified: Saturday, May 21, 2011 12:51am]


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