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Florida education news: School accreditation, budget shortfalls, impact fees and more



B2s_crist0429r_119476cSWITCH FOR CRIST: Some Florida teachers say they'll repay Gov. Charlie Crist's SB 6 veto by shifting to his political camp. (Times photo, Stephen J. Coddington)

THAT'S REAL CASH: Select University of South Florida business students are given $80,000 to invest and actively manage.

NO FLAWS: A review team recommends the Hillsborough school district for full accreditation.

NOW IN CHARGE: Notre Dame Catholic School in Spring Hill gets a new principal.

TOP OF THE CLASS: Mitchell High School valedictorian and salutatorianPoetry cafe serves up self-expression at Parrott MiddleWest Hernando Middle gets a chance to brag on televisionYoung earthlings learn all about green living 

HIRE ME: Students preparing to graduate from FAMU hit the job market, the Tallahassee Democrat reports. 

STILL SHORT: Marion schools will face a budget shortfall despite a slight increase in per-student funding, the Ocala Star-Banner reports. • Palm Beach school officials consider pay cuts to stave off an $83 million shortfall, the Sun-Sentinel reports. More from the Palm Beach Post. • Broward parents protest to save programs and jobs as the district deals with a $130 million budget gap, the Sun-Sentinel reports.

DOUBLE IT: Polk officials discuss doubling the county's school impact fee, the Winter Haven News Chief reports.

DISTRICT COPS: Duval sets up its own team of resource officers as the cost to pay sheriff's deputies grows too steep, the Florida Times-Union reports.

NO GO: The Florida Legislature doesn't move on a constitutional amendment that could have made it easier to give state-funded vouchers to religious schools, the Tallahassee Democrat reports. 

LABOR NEWS: Retroactive raises for Polk teachers are about to take effect, the Lakeland Ledger reports.


[Last modified: Tuesday, May 25, 2010 11:00am]


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