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Education news and notes from Tampa Bay and Florida

Florida education news: School attendance, high school reform, budget cuts and more



skipping_school.jpgTOUGH TALK: Pinellas schools superintendent Julie Janssen wants to crack down on unexcused absences. (Image from KFYR-TV)

REACCREDITED: Pasco-Hernando Community College receives reaccreditation from the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools.

NEW TURNAROUND GURU: The Florida Department of Education replaces its Northeast Florida regional director of accountability, the Florida Times-Union reports.

MORE CUTS: Manatee's superintendent plans to cut more district office positions as he aims to balance the district budget, the Bradenton Herald reports.

NEW TAXES: Palm Beach will ask voters whether they support a .25 mill tax increase for school operations, the Palm Beach Post reports.

NO THANKS: Students from France and Germany cancel their studies in Marion County over concerns about the BP oil spill in the Gulf, the Ocala Star-Banner reports.

[Last modified: Thursday, July 22, 2010 6:37am]


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