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Florida education news: Student computers, high school graduations, budget cuts and more

imgres.jpegTOO MANY COMPUTERS? Pinellas schools prepare to shift computers around so that all have a ratio of about one machine for every three students.

ON THEIR SHOULDERS: Pasco School Board members face criticism that their proposed budget cuts create too heavy a burden on employees.

IN SUPPORT: Tarpon Springs High students and parents rally behind assistant principal Wayne McKnight after he learns he won't have his contract renewed.

OUSTED: A Pasco Gulf High teacher is dismissed over inappropriate text messages to a female student.

GRADUATIONS: Anclote High valedictorian and salutatorian • Anclote senior Daniel DeGraca overcomes personal hurdles to make it to graduation. • Mitchell High valedictorian and salutatorian • Mitchell senior Seattle Nelson turns his life around with the help of supportive teachers and finds himself headed to college. 

MAKING IT: While many Florida high school seniors prepare for graduation, thousands who were freshmen four years ago won't be crossing the stage, the Daytona Beach News-Journal reports.

VIOLATION? Three Martin School Board members are accused of violating the state's open meetings law, the Stuart News reports.

LABOR NEWS: An administrative law judge is set to hear a Florida Education Association complaint against the state's new teacher evaluation law, the AP reports. 

BACKLOG: Broward County schools can't afford to complete all the construction and maintenance projects they have as their capital budget shrinks, the Sun-Sentinel reports.

LAND GRAB: The Marion school district looks to buy four parcels of land for future school construction, the Ocala Star-Banner reports.

PERMANENT CUTS: University of Florida president Bernie Machen says the school must eliminate recurring expenses, and not just tap reserves, to balance its budget, the Gainesville Sun reports.

[Last modified: Wednesday, May 30, 2012 6:23am]


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