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Florida education news: School expansion, spending cuts, faculty layoffs and more



Herspring021910a_108478c BIG DREAMS: Hernando Springstead High School principal Susan Duval envisions a $25 million expansion of the school, but money remains an obstacle. (Times photo, Tony Marrero)

A REFRESHER COURSE: Parents of Freedom High School students in Hillsborough spend an evening at school learning more about their children's daily lives.

START NOW: The Pasco County School Board should begin preparing for an extension of its local-option sales tax right away, even though the current one doesn't expire for another five years, the Times editorializes.

MOVING ON UP: One-time Pinellas teacher Dana T. Bedden becomes superintendent of Irving, Texas, public schools, the Dallas Morning News reports.

MORE CUTTING: Florida lawmakers expect to slash spending even more than last year, the AP reports.

GREEN MACHINES: The Manatee school district gets new diesel catalytic mufflers for its buses, the Bradenton Herald reports.

OFF TO HARVARD: The Collier School Board narrowly approves sending a dozen administrators to training at Harvard, with money topping their list of concerns, the Naples Daily News reports.

STAYING ON TRACK: Some Lee County high schools see most freshman promoted by creating special programs for ninth grade, the Fort Myers News-Press reports.

FREEDOM OF SPEECH: The Broward teachers union sues the school district over hundreds of member e-mails that were blocked as spam, the Miami Herald reports.

NEW CHAIRWOMAN: The Florida State University System Board of Governors chooses Ava Parker to run the show, the Orlando Sentinel reports.

LAYOFFS NOTICED: Florida State University's layoffs of some noted faculty gain attention among national observers, the Tallahassee Democrat reports.

[Last modified: Tuesday, May 25, 2010 10:50am]


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