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Education news and notes from Tampa Bay and Florida

Florida education news: School funding, solar energy, school board redistricting and more



schoolmoneysidewalk212.jpegCALL FOR IT: Gov. Rick Scott should request a special legislative session to put more money into Florida's schools, the Orlando Sentinel editorializes. (Image by Corbis from

MUSICAL CHAIRS: Collier's new superintendent prepares to reorganize her administration and shuffle principals, the Naples Daily News reports.

MOVING AHEAD: USF's College of Pharmacy gets its initial approval to offer courses, the Tampa Bay Business Journal reports.

SOLAR POWER: The Alachua School Board is poised to decide whether to continue a major solar energy project, the Gainesville Sun reports.

JOB PROTECTION: The Palm Beach school district looks to reassign employees into vacancies to avoid major layoffs, the Palm Beach Post reports. 

RACIAL DIVIDE: The Orange school district deals with race politics as it redraws its School Board seat boundaries, the Orlando Sentinel reports.

SECRET BOOKS: An audit discovers a secret account that funded clothes, baseball tickets and barbecue at Broward's South Plantation High, the Sun-Sentinel reports.

FEE FIGHT: The city of Ocala and the Marion School Board face off over fire fees, the Ocala Star Banner reports.

HEAD START: Hundreds of Brevard elementary students begin class work early in preparation for the school year, Florida Today reports.

[Last modified: Tuesday, July 19, 2011 6:33am]


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