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Florida education news: School recess, university tuition, teacher tenure and more



recess.jpegPLAY TIME: A Pinellas County mom becomes a national advocate for school recess. (Times photo, Kathleen Flynn)

ON THE RISE: Tuition at Florida's public universities continues to increase as much as 15 percent a year

AN ACADEMIC CALENDAR: The Hillsborough School Board tries to create a school calendar that focuses on learning rather than holidays.

BAD CHOICES: Pinellas superintendent Julie Janssen has shown a tendency toward poor personnel decisions, the Times editorializes.

TOP OF THE CLASS: Valedictorians and salutatorians for Ridgewood High and Hudson High.

TIME TO GO: Broward superintendent Jim Notter decides to retire early amid swirling controversies, the Sun-Sentinel reports. Before he goes, Notter will respond to state accusations of district ineptitude, the Miami Herald reports.

BUDGET CUTTING: Lee school officials look to reserves to help cover a budget shortfall, the Fort Myers News-Press reports.

NO MORE TENURE: A bill to eliminate tenure for Florida college instructors moves quickly through its committee stops, the Florida Times-Union reports.

LICE FREE: The Okaloosa School Board adopts a more aggressive policy dealing with students who have head lice, the Northwest Florida Daily News reports.

[Last modified: Wednesday, March 30, 2011 6:17am]


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