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Florida education news: Science camp, school grades, gambling revenue and more



Pac_science062309_73289c EXPERIENCING SCIENCE: Pasco offers a free week of science camp to some of its poorest elementary students, hoping the hands-on lessons will give them a leg up on the FCAT. (Times photo, Keri Wiginton)

RAIN DATES: Hernando sets backup dates for 2010 graduation, just in case.

GUILTY: A St. Petersburg educator admits she stole $150,000 in state scholarship funds.

NO CAUSE FOR CELEBRATION: Florida's school grading system remains a "misleading, misguided diversion," the Palm Beach Post editorializes.

POVERTY ON THE RISE: Manatee sees the number of its Title I schools double, the Bradenton Herald reports.

NOT ENOUGH: Even if Florida seals a deal to share gambling revenue with the Seminole Tribe, the income wouldn't cover even half the annual budget of a medium-sized district, the Herald-Tribune editorializes.

HE CAN'T HAVE IT: A judge blocks Polk activist Joel Chandler's request for the dependent information of Manatee school employees, the Bradenton Herald reports.

LABOR NEWS: Collier teachers again fail to reach a contract agreement with the district, the Naples Daily News reports. • Hundreds rally to save Broward teachers' jobs from the budget ax, the Sun-Sentinel reports.

ANOTHER TUITION HIKE: Tallahassee Community College increases its cost for the second time in three months, the Tallahassee Democrat reports.


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