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Florida education news: Magnet schools, impact fees, head lice and more



education.jpegEMPTY SEATS: Some new Pinellas school magnet programs get a lukewarm response during school choice application.

GOING UP: Pasco's summertime PLACE program looks to increase its weekly fee.

BUDGET BATTLES: Florida lawmakers can't agree on higher education funding.

BE HONEST: Pasco County Commissioners must admit that cutting school impact fees would negatively affect the public school system, the Times editorializes.

BIG WEEK: Florida schools have a lot riding on their students' FCAT results, the Gainesville Sun reports.

FOUR DAYS: Marion school officials ponder moving to a four-day school week to save money, reports.

SUPERINTENDENT SEARCHES: The Collier School Board chooses four finalists for superintendent, but faces criticism over the way it picked them, the Naples Daily News reports. • The Lee School Board selects five finalists for its superintendent post, the Fort Myers News-Press reports.

NO NITS: School nurses urge the Lee school district to revise its policy on head lice, the Fort Myers News-Press reports.

BOARD BULLY? An Osceola School Board member is under investigation on allegations she bullied a school teacher and principal to change her daughter's grade, reports.

CLINIC CANCELED: Manatee kills a proposed in-house health clinic under pressure from tea party activists, the Herald-Tribune reports.

NO NEW TAXES: St. Lucie officials won't move on a proposal to set a new tax to pay for school resource officers, the Port St. Lucie Tribune reports.

[Last modified: Friday, April 15, 2011 6:19am]


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