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Education news and notes from Tampa Bay and Florida

Florida education news: School boundaries, grade inflation, summer school and more



River_ridge_school TIME TO REZONE: Hoping to better balance its enrollments, Pasco begins planning to redraw attendance boundaries for middle and high schools on the west side of the county. (Photo of River Ridge High, from

BOOKS FOR TOTS: Hernando's United Way partners with the Dolly Parton Imagination Library to provide free books monthly to children under age 3.

MORE VETERANS: Palm Beach Community College expects to double the number of military veterans enrolled in classes because of the new GI Bill, the Palm Beach Post reports.

BETTER GRADES? OR GRADE INFLATION? The Fort Myers News-Press examines grade-point averages at several Florida public universities and finds it likely that professors are rewarding mediocre work with good grades.

CITY CONSIDERS CHARTER: The City of Hollywood is gauging public interest in opening a city-run charter school, the Sun-Sentinel reports.

SUMMER SCHOOLING: Manatee Community College sees its summer enrollment rise by 15 percent, the Charlotte Sun reports.

SUMMER JOBS: Santa Rosa and Escambia schools get grants to help put area teens to work over the summer, the Pensacola News-Journal reports.

[Last modified: Tuesday, May 25, 2010 10:26am]


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