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Florida education news: USF Poly leader ouster, lottery funds, school recognition and more



imgres.jpegOUSTED: USF president Judy Genshaft removes the head of the school's Lakeland campus, saying she's lost faith in his leadership. Way to show who's boss, the Times editorializes. (Times file photo)

UPGRADE TIME: The Pasco School Board approves an $8.8 million contract to overhaul its aging business computer system.

HAPPY HOLIDAYS: Students in the Moore-Mickens Education Center's job skills courses prepare hand-made holiday cards as orders jump.

EDUCATION GAMBLE: Gov. Rick Scott wants to increase lottery ticket sales and to put the money into public schools, the AP reports.

REWRITTEN: Attorney General Pam Bondi submits a revised ballot summary for Amendment 7 that appears to cure its defects, the AP reports.

CIVICS LESSON: Some Volusia high school students enter a pilot civics program that aims to become a state model, the Daytona Beach News-Journal reports.

TOO GRINCHY: The state should pay out school recognition funds to elementary and middle schools without waiting for high school grades, the Fort Myers News-Press editorializes.

LABOR NEWS: The Broward Teachers Union has not explained how it will pay the severance package of ousted leader Pat Santeramo, the Sun-Sentinel reports.

[Last modified: Wednesday, December 21, 2011 5:55am]


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