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Florida education news: University leadership, cell phones in school, science lessons and more



Frank_Brogan MENDING FENCES: Florida university system chancellor Frank Brogan looks to improve the system's relationship with lawmakers.

HE REALLY WANTS IT: Outgoing St. Petersburg mayor Rick Baker gets friends to mount a letter-writing campaign in support of his candidacy to lead St. Petersburg College.

GETTING TO KNOW YOU: USF anthropology students get hands-on lessons about community by volunteering in Belmont Heights Estates.

STOP THE MADNESS: The Palm Beach Post editorializes about what it considers the misuses of FCAT results.

WHO'S ON FIRST? Broward School Board meetings confuse all but the seasoned veterans, the Sun-Sentinel reports.

CALENDAR BATTLE: Bay County's chamber of commerce is trying to convince the school district to start the 2010-11 school year later than planned, the Panama City News Herald reports.

CELLS IN SCHOOL: Some Florida schools decide it's better to let students use their cell phones for instructional purposes in class rather than try to ban them, the AP reports.

LOVING SCIENCE: Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University launches an all-girls robotics club to get girls interested in science, the Orlando Sentinel reports.

A NEW DENTAL COLLEGE? FAMU looks into whether it wants to start a dental college, of which Florida has just two, the Tallahassee Democrat reports.

Visit the Gradebook at noon for a weekend interview with Mariya Babaskina, product coordinator for Meal Pay Plus, which is used in Pinellas and Hillsborough school cafeterias.

[Last modified: Tuesday, May 25, 2010 10:43am]


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