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Florida education news: School violence, grade tampering, engineering classes and more




Students in Pasco River Ridge High's new engineering academy can't get enough of the hands-on activities they're exposed to daily. (Times photo, Jeffrey S. Solochek)

VISION, COLLABORATION, EXPERIENCE: Those traits are what the public says St. Petersburg College's next president should have. 

SUSPENDED: A surgeon in USF's medical school finds trouble after he keeps a bullet he removed from a murder suspect. 

INCONSISTENT INFORMATION: Florida Department of Education stats on violence in schools don't come close to matching police records, CBS-4 in Miami reports.

HELPING HAND: A group of Volusia parents organizes to help the schools raise extra funds, the Daytona Beach News-Journal reports.

SAFETY FIRST? Lee can't afford to put resource officers in all its middle and high schools, the Naples Daily News reports.

"TESTING IS NOT TEACHING": Palm Beach teachers, students and parents plan to protest the district's new curriculum and testing plans, the Sun-Sentinel reports.

HE DIDN'T GET A VISITORS PASS: A Seminole private school locks down after a Florida black bear decides to hang out on campus, the Orlando Sentinel reports.

SIGNS OF LIFE: Enrollment rebounds in Sarasota schools as families start to move back, the Herald-Tribune reports. • Miami-Dade sees its first enrollment increase in years, the Miami Herald reports.

SEVEN YEARS: That's the sentence for a former FAMU student who is found guilty of grade tampering at the school, the Tallahassee Democrat reports.

LABOR NEWS: UF faculty declare impasse in their stalled contract negotiations, the Gainesville Sun reports.

[Last modified: Tuesday, May 25, 2010 10:36am]


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