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Florida education news: New PHCC campus, school bus accidents, gifted education and more



Her_classrooms02141_107711c ON THE RISE: Pasco-Hernando Community College makes progress on a new $46 million campus in Spring Hill. The college is making great strides to help residents, columnist C.T. Bowen writes. (Times photo, Will Vragovic)

LAWSUIT: Several education and local government agencies sue the Florida legislature over impact fee rules.

BIG YELLOW TARGETS: School bus accidents spike in Lee, the Fort Myers News-Press reports. 

PAY UP: The IRS tells parents who send children to financially strapped Bradenton Prep to send their tuition payments directly to the IRS, the Bradenton Herald reports.

INDEPENDENT COUNSEL: The Collier School Board considers whether to hire a lawyer with ties to the superintendent's lawyer, the Naples Daily News reports.

DISAPPOINTED: Volusia parents and teachers aren't pleased with the Florida Legislature's plan to reconsider the 2002 class size amendment, the Daytona Beach News-Journal reports.

SEAMLESS TRANSITION: An elementary school and a middle school in Polk plan to merge their gifted programs to serve students who have been heading to private programs, the Lakeland Ledger reports.

ABOUT THE SUPERINTENDENT: A Tallahassee law firm suggests that the Monroe superintendent's post is not vacant under law, the Keynoter reports. Other groups also are entering the dispute, the Keynoter reports.

[Last modified: Tuesday, May 25, 2010 10:50am]


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