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Education news and notes from Tampa Bay and Florida

Florida education news: school crowding, high school diplomas, dorm room cooking and more



6a00d83451b05569e201156f404e08970c-450wi NOW IT'S TIME TO SAY GOODBYE: Sentiment shifts on Hernando's School Board over superintendent Wayne Alexander, who a majority now want gone right away. It's about time, the Times editorializes. (Times file photo)

STILL CROWDED: Some of Pasco's schools remain crowded well beyond capacity, but relief is on the way.

COMMON GROUND: Hillsborough teachers and voucher backers join forces to better train the private-school educators who take students receiving corporate tax credit scholarships.  

NO NEW TAXES: Santa Rosa rejects increasing the local tax rate to cover critical operating needs, the Gulf Breeze News reports.

AT LAST: Vietnam vets who joined the military before graduating from high school can now get their diplomas thanks to a new Florida law, the Bradenton Herald reports.

KINDERGARTEN MATTERS: Escambia will place more focus on learning standards in kindergarten than ever before, reports.

NOW THAT'S IMPORTANT: Some Naples-area college students learn how to cook in a dorm room, the Naples Daily News reports.

LABOR NEWS: Palm Beach employees and district officials are warring over contract terms and whether they're being followed, the Palm Beach Post reports. • Bay takes one step closer to an approved contract, the Panama City News Herald reports.

STIMULUS DOLLARS AT WORK: Florida Atlantic has some novel new research under way, thanks to the federal spending program, the Palm Beach Post reports.

FALLING SHORT: Marion officials worry that kindergarten enrollment is 25 percent lower than expected, the Ocala Star-Banner reports.


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