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Florida education news: School prayer, education reform, taxes and more



Highres-photos-SP_312421_FREE_football_16.JPG SCHOOL PRAYER: Santa Rosa's battle over whether teachers may pray with students at school makes its ways to the Florida House, where the sides are divided. (Times file photo)

NEW DIRECTION: Notre Dame Catholic School in Spring Hill dismisses its longtime principal, upsetting the families who attend.

TOP OF THE CLASS: Rising Sun Cafe showcases art of special needs students 

ONLY THE BEST: Sarasota voters are willing to pay taxes to improve their schools and other quality of life items, the Herald-Tribune reports.

SO MUCH BAD: Senate Bill 6 is a mean-spirited piece of legislation that will harm teachers and students, and it must be defeated, Florida Today editorializes. • The bill has its share of critics in Flagler and Volusia counties, as well, the Daytona Beach News-Journal reports.

THINK ABOUT COLLEGE: The Palm Beach school district will pay for all its juniors to take the SAT on a single day, the Sun-Sentinel reports.

LET THEM STAY? The Collier School Board will consider letting incoming seniors stay at their current high school despite plans to rezone the school, the Naples Daily News reports. 

HIGHER ED FUNDING: The Florida Senate unveils a bill that would slightly increase spending on colleges and universities, the Ocala Star-Banner reports.

CAN'T WE ALL JUST GET ALONG? The opposing sides in education reform need to find common ground for the good of the students, Orlando Sentinel columnist Mike Thomas writes. 

NO PORN ALLOWED: Florida A&M University will sue the producer of an online porn video that used the school's name, the Tallahassee Democrat reports.

[Last modified: Tuesday, May 25, 2010 10:54am]


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