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Florida education news: School volunteers, money woes, teacher raises and more



NpnMRG022110_108764c SUPER MAN: At 97, Morris Gutterman keeps going strong by tutoring children at Leila G. Davis Elementary School in Pinellas. (Times photo, Jim Damaske)

NOT ALL THAT: Outgoing St. Petersburg College president Carl Kuttler is only due about one-third of the amount he requested as retirement compensation, a labor employment firm determines. 

HIGH SCHOOL ON THE ISLAND: Marco Island's YMCA and a new charter school will join forces to give the island its own high school, the Naples Daily News reports.

MONEY WOES: Miami-Dade looks at the possibility of a $250 million shortfall next year, CBS 4 reports. • Statewide, all districts face their fourth straight year of declining revenue, the Herald-Tribune reports.

LISTEN UP: Residents urge an ethics advisory panel to get the Broward School Board to make it easier to communicate with the district, the Miami Herald reports.

GET OUT: The Collier teachers union urges two School Board candidates to drop out and support a third hopeful, the Naples Daily News reports.

FEW AND FAR BETWEEN: Northeast Florida families have trouble finding safe after-school programs, the Florida Times-Union reports.

"IT'S MORE ABOUT WALKING HOME": One in 12 Duval teens say they've carried a weapon to high school, the Florida Times-Union reports.

RELAX: Broward superintendent Jim Notter says the district will hold off on merging underenrolled schools for at least a year, the Sun-Sentinel reports.

STILL CAN'T DECIDE: With one member absent, the Okaloosa School Board can't make up its mind on when to begin classes in the fall, the Northwest Florida Daily News reports.

LABOR NEWS: Polk teachers ratify a contract with 1.9 percent raises, the Lakeland Ledger reports.

WHY WAIT? Some University of Florida students launch successful businesses to help them pay for classes, the Gainesville Sun reports.

[Last modified: Tuesday, May 25, 2010 10:51am]


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