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Education news and notes from Tampa Bay and Florida

Florida education news: Textbooks, grades, magnet schools and more

Nun_ruler1 SEND IN THE NUNS: Academy of Holy Names in Tampa replaces its trustees with nuns. No explanation is offered

DO YOUR BEST: Hernando schools would send the wrong message by inflating students' failing grades, the Times editorializes.

LABOR NEWS: Polk tells its teachers it has no money for raises, the Lakeland Ledger reports. • Broward continues to find more vacancies for laid-off teachers to fill, the Miami Herald reports. • Forty-one FAMU employees see their jobs saved by federal stimulus money, the Tallahassee Democrat reports.

SAVING STUDENTS SOME MONEY: Florida's new college textbook pricing laws are actually having their intended effect, the Bradenton Herald reports.

WHAT TO DO WITH MAGNETS: It's not all about desegregation in Duval anymore, and district officials are looking for public input on the future direction of their magnet school program, the Florida Times-Union reports.

LET'S GET PHYSICAL: A Duval teacher who was caught on video appearing to choke a student might not be fired, the Florida Times-Union reports.

PAY CUT: Palm Beach board members slice their salaries by about $4,000 to that of a first-year teacher, the Palm Beach Post reports.

MORE FOR ENGINEERING: FSU and FAMU add money to their engineering school budget to boost its status as its accreditation comes due, the Tallahassee Democrat reports.

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