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Florida education news: School pride, pay raises, property taxes and more



class_145765a.jpgLOVE OUR SCHOOLS: Floridians might criticize the state of public education generally, but a survey of Tampa area parents shows they have few problems with the schools their children attend. (Times file photo)

DECEPTIVE PRACTICES? The Florida Attorney General's Office opens an investigation into the recruiting and financial aid practices of five for-profit colleges. 

RAISES FOR BOSSES: The Hernando School Board narrowly approves pay raises for administrators and supervisors

TELLING HCC'S STORY: New Hillsborough Community College president Kenneth Atwater touts the school's economic impact.

TOP OF THE CLASS: Moton Elementary unearths time capsuleCentral High AP students use bike to show the creation of electrical energy 

AMENDMENT 8: Now is not the time to undo Florida's class size rules, the Miami Herald editorializes.

GLOOMY FUTURE: About a quarter of Brevard schools will lose big sections of their enrollment after the NASA shuttle program shuts down, Florida Today reports.

TAX REFERENDUM: The Manatee School Board asks voters for permission to continue its "critical needs" property tax, the Bradenton Herald reports.

NOT GUILTY PLEA: Suspended Broward School Board member Stephanie Kraft enters a not guilty plea on charges of official corruption, the Sun-Sentinel reports.

LABOR NEWS: Monroe teacher contract negotiations stall, the Keynoter reports.

[Last modified: Thursday, October 21, 2010 6:07am]


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