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Education news and notes from Tampa Bay and Florida

Florida education news: Science education, enrollment trends, state spending and more



Pas_science013010b_105351c THE ART OF SCIENCE: Fifteen science teachers at Pasco's John Long Middle School spend two days learning new ways get their students excited about science. (Times photo, Keri Wiginton) 

BRING THEM IN: St. John Vianney Catholic School bucks declining enrollment trends among private schools by lowering tuition and cutting costs.

OPTIMISTIC: Gov. Crist recommends a state budget that would pour millions more into education.

STILL A GOOD DEAL: Despite rising costs, financial planners still recommend Florida's prepaid college tuition plan for families, the Miami Herald reports. 

SOS WORKS: Last minute donations save a Palm Beach Catholic school from imminent closure, the Palm Beach Post reports.

TOO MUCH WORK: Flagler teachers say a switch to a seven-period day is too burdensome and seek relief, the Daytona Beach News-Journal reports.

THAT'S A LOT OF MONEY: UF's endowment value drops by $250 million, the Gainesville Sun reports.

Visit the Gradebook at noon for an interview about end-of-course exams with state Rep. John Legg. And check back at 9 p.m. to learn who won Pasco County's 2010 teacher of the year award.

[Last modified: Tuesday, May 25, 2010 10:49am]


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