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Florida education news: Virtual mountain climbing, School Board ethics, parental involvement and more



Her_climb102909_91552c GET MOVING: A Hernando elementary school gets students physically active and teaches them all about mountain climbing as part of a fundraiser. (Times photo, Will Vragovic)

CLEANING HOUSE: Pasco-Hernando Community College fires three administrators in its law academy for their handling of an instructor who took a sexually explicit video of a student.

NAME THAT SCHOOL: Hernando County's newest high school finally has a principal assigned, and now it needs ideas for a name.

TOP OF THE CLASS: Volunteers help at Spring Hill Elementary on United Way's Day of CaringDeltona Elementary students try their hand at journalism 

SMART MOVE: The Pasco School Board was wise to put maintenance needs at schools ahead of a new administration building in the district's capital five-year plan, the Times editorializes.

TIME FOR REVIEW: Broward names three heavy hitters to pore over the School Board's ethics policies and practices, the Sun-Sentinel reports. An insurer's ties to member Stephanie Kraft is getting attention first, the Sun-Sentinel reports.

FED UP: Manatee parents upset with the state's school funding efforts have joined forces with an Orlando-based group pushing to reform the system, the Bradenton Herald reports.

SMITH SPEAKS: Florida education commissioner Eric J. Smith talks about parental involvement, education funding, class size and other issues with the Miami Herald.

A NORMAL WEEKEND: Lee school officials are trying to stress normal behavior for kids as they embark upon a four-day weekend that includes trick or treating, the Naples Daily News reports.

BECOMING BETTER PEOPLE: Students and teachers at a Duval high school participate in two days of trust building and teamwork to confront bullying, prejudice and related matters, the Florida Times-Union reports.

REPLACING BROGAN: Florida Atlantic University seeks community input as it looks for a new president, the Stuart News reports.

LABOR NEWS: Charlotte heads to mediation as it cannot reach agreement with employee unions over health benefits, the Herald-Tribune reports. 

[Last modified: Tuesday, May 25, 2010 10:40am]


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