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Florida education news: Textbooks, superintendents, money and more



pas_ipadb081911_187443c.jpegTEXTBOOKS NEEDED: Some Land O'Lakes High School teachers plead with the school district to provide more textbooks instead of online versions. (Times file photo)

CALMING AGENT: Pinellas community and school district leaders praise outgoing interim superintendent John Stewart for putting the district back on the right track. 

HELPING HANDS: About 150 University of Tampa students participate in the school's annual volunteer day.

DON'T BE A TEACHER: Columnist Bill Maxwell writes about why he stopped encouraging young people to become teachers.

MONEY MATTERS: Gov. Rick Scott and lawmakers should keep the economy in mind as they make promises regarding education funding, the Daytona Beach News-Journal editorializes. • Now that Scott has listened, it's time for him to act on his education ideas, the Orlando Sentinel editorializes. 

'SPARE ME': The academic struggles of black male students in Broward are not solely a 'black problem,' Sun-Sentinel columnist Douglas C. Lyons writes.

IN SUPPORT: State College of Florida students sound off to back beleaguered president Lars Hafner, the Herald-Tribune reports.

MONEY FOR MONEY: Miami-Dade's political effort to pass a billion-dollar school construction bond collects lots of cash from engineers and builders, the Miami Herald reports.

INFIGHTING: Lee School Board members fight over the performance of superintendent Joseph Burke, the Fort Myers News-Press reports.

SETTLEMENT: The Monroe School Board will seek a deal with a teacher it suspended on accusations of hitting a student, but was later cleared, the Keynoter reports.

[Last modified: Sunday, September 23, 2012 8:11am]


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