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Education news and notes from Tampa Bay and Florida

Florida education news: school prayer, graduation requirements, contract talks and more

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School-prayer RELIGION IN EDUCATION: Florida lawmakers press ahead with bills that would give more room for prayer in school and possible state funding of religious schools. More from the Tallahassee Democrat.

TOUGHER STANDARDS: Students entering Florida high schools beginning next year face increased math and science graduation requirements, including end-of-course exams that will replace the FCAT.

THREE MORE YEARS: Pinellas schools superintendent Julie Janssen wins a contract extension.

A LITTLE HELP: Hillsborough schools name 100 teacher-evaluators to help review teacher performance and bring assistance to those whoneed it.

JUST ONE CLICK: Hernando parents now can get their children's school data through a new website.

VALS AND SALS: Pasco High SchoolRidgewood High School 

MORALE STILL HIGH: Florida Gulf Coast University professors may be unhappy about pay issues, but they still enjoy their jobs, according to a new survey, the Fort Myers News-Press reports.

DO THEY LIKE HIM? Palm Beach teachers plan to reveal the results of their confidence vote in superintendent Art Johnson, the Palm Beach Post reports.

LABOR NEWS: The Brevard teachers union signals it will take a less collegial approach to negotiations as frustrations mount, Florida Today reports.

CONSTRUCTION MONEY: The Seminole School Board plans to ask voters to approve a sales tax to support capital projects, the Orlando Sentinel reports.

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