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Florida education news: Teaching jobs, TV ads, federal funds and more



B2S_robotfronttease0_77640d LEGO ROBOTS: Some Tampa middle school students spend their summer learning robotics. (Times photo, Edmund Fountain)

ON THE AIR: Pasco school leaders hope new television public service announcements might lure back some students.

GUNMAN ON CAMPUS (NOT): USF locks down when a call comes that there's a gunman on the Tampa campus. Good news. They didn't find anything.

CUTTING BUSING: Indian River tries to squeeze some money out of its transportation system, the Vero Beach Press-Journal reports.

FINGERS CROSSED: USF-Sarasota-Manatee officials hope to land federal funds that would help expand the school's nursing program, the Bradenton Herald reports.

SUE YOU: FSU sues the NCAA over an ongoing academic cheating scandal, the Tallahassee Democrat reports.

JOBS IN BROWARD: Having fired dozens of teachers for certification problems, Broward is now looking for qualified educators to fill the slots, the Miami Herald reports.

SHARING THE PAIN: Broward superintendent Jim Notter gives back $26,000 in benefits, the Miami Herald reports.

RACING TO THE TOP: Florida appears well positioned to collect some of the Obama administration's newest education grant, the Orlando Sentinel reports.

BUILDING BUSINESSES: UF gets millions to start up a business incubator, the Gainesville Sun reports.

Visit the Gradebook at noon for an interview with incoming Florida university system chancellor Frank Brogan. 

[Last modified: Tuesday, May 25, 2010 10:29am]


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