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Florida education news: For-profit med school, FSU president, high school speed zones and more



0423569951_100185c GOOD ENOUGH? Federal regulators are taking a closer look at whether taxpayer money is being poorly used by off-shore for-profit medical schools like Ross University School of Medicine, which has operations in Miami, too.

HELPING OUT: The Tarpon Springs High marching band raises money for a Tennessee school drummer who was injured in a car accident.

VISION FOR FSU: New Florida State president Eric Barron brings a welcome academic mindset to a university still struggling to define itself, the Times editorializes. Related story.

A DECADE OF CHANGE: The Herald-Tribune reviews major education reforms that Florida went through in the 2000s.

LABOR NEWS: At impasse, the Clay teachers union blasts the administration as Grinch-like, the Florida Times-Union reports.

FIGURE IT OUT: Kids in Duval's Lee High hone their critical thinking in a forensics science course, the Florida Times-Union reports.

NOT RAIL: Broward superintendent Jim Notter tells lawmakers that Florida needs to pay for improved schools before it embarks upon a major rail project, the Sun-Sentinel reports.

SLOW DOWN: Palm Beach looks into putting speed zones outside high schools, the Palm Beach Post reports.

Visit the Gradebook at noon for an interview with Pasco County school counselors Lizette Alexander and Stacey Brazier.

[Last modified: Tuesday, May 25, 2010 10:45am]


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