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Florida education news: YouTube, salary cuts, graduation rates and more



pasyoutube021612_210677c.jpegGET ONLINE: The Pasco school district lifts its internet filters to allow teachers access to YouTube, Twitter and other web 2.0 functions. (Times photo, Skip O'Rourke)

DISTRUST: A chain of e-mails shows how much some Pinellas African-American community leaders dislike the process that led to the selection of Glen Gilzean to the School Board.

USF FUNDING: Florida senators put some money back into USF's budget proposal as university students and leaders press to not have the school hurt financially because of politics. Poltifact looks at whether USF was disproportionately cut. USF shouldn't blink in this political poker game, the Times editorializes. Other universities also face big cuts, the Palm Beach Post reports.

LABOR NEWS: Manatee teachers will get a 1.75 percent salary cut plus two furlough days, the Bradenton Herald reports.

SURPRISE SUPERINTENDENT: The Palm Beach School Board picks its interim superintendent to take the permanent job after having said he would not be allowed to apply, the Sun-Sentinel reports.

INTERNET INTERACTIONS: The Miami-Dade School Board calls for a policy to govern how teachers deal with students online, the Miami Herald reports.

ONE GOAL: Public school, college and university leaders in southwest Florida join forces to improve education for the region's students, the Naples Daily News reports.

WHO'S A GRADUATE? A new federal formula says not so many Florida high schoolers as you might think, the Orlando Sentinel reports.

[Last modified: Thursday, February 16, 2012 6:27am]


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