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Florida education news: Textbooks, school advertising, pay cuts and more

woodland_221607a.jpegPLANNING AHEAD: Pasco's Woodland Elementary School takes students to college so they can begin preparing for the future. (Times photo, Michele Miller) 

ABOUT FACE: Pasco superintendent Heather Fiorentino reverses course in the district's textbook purchasing controversy.

OOPS: A handful of applicants for the Pinellas schools superintendent post realize they misunderstood the job description.

BACK PAY: The Pasco School Board authorizes reimbursement of one furlough day.

HANDS OFF: A former Pinellas teachers aide is accused of unlawful sexual activity with a 16-year-old disabled student.

VALS AND SALS: Fivay High School

ONE MORE HOUR: Students at Florida's lowest performing schools will be required to spend more time learning to read next year, Fox-35 Orlando reports. 

THIS SPACE AVAILABLE: The Brevard school district considers selling ads inside schools, Florida Today reports.

BIG GOAL: Duval civic leaders aim to raise $100 million to help bolster the school district, the Florida Times-Union reports.

STAYING SEPARATE: Miami-Dade officials back off a plan to merge a middle and high school amid parent protests, the Miami Herald reports.

BUDGET CUTS: The Collier School Board agrees to eliminate 100 positions in next years' budget, the Naples Daily News reports. 

TAX TIME: The Indian River School Board will ask voters to approve a property tax for "essential" school operations, the Vero Beach Press-Journal reports.

NO NEED: The Marion School Board recommends suspending school impact fees because there's not enough growth to justify it, the Ocala Star-Banner reports.

LABOR NEWS: Monroe's teachers union says it will accept pay cuts to avoid more drastic budget cuts, the Keynoter reports.

[Last modified: Wednesday, May 9, 2012 6:19am]


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