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Florida education news: SB 6, professor pay, expulsion options and more



B2s_librarythefts04_116790c WATCH YOUR STUFF: Thefts are on the rise in the University of South Florida library. (Times photo, Edmund D. Fountain)

WHAT'S THE RUSH? Some Florida parents like the idea of accountability for teachers, but raise doubts about whether SB 6 is the ticket, the Florida Times-Union reports.

FEWER TEACHING DEGREES: Observers wonder if Florida's schools of education will see a dip in students if SB 6 becomes law, the Sun-Sentinel reports.

READY: Miami-Dade school officials say they have plans in case teachers don't show up in protest of SB 6, the Miami Herald reports.

HANDS-ON: Some Manatee High School students take lessons in selling insurance, the Bradenton Herald reports. 

PAY PROBLEMS: Senior faculty members at Florida Gulf Coast University are upset that some new hires are getting paid higher salaries than they get, the Fort Myers News-Press reports.

KNIT ONE, PURL ONE: One of the most popular clubs at Manatee Southeast High is the knitting club, the Herald-Tribune reports.

LAYOFFS COMING? Brevard school officials say there's little else left to cut as the district faces another budget shortfall, Florida Today reports.

KEEPING THEM IN SCHOOL: The Escambia school district explores an alternative to expulsion for its most disruptive students, the Pensacola News-Journal reports.

[Last modified: Tuesday, May 25, 2010 10:57am]


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