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Education news and notes from Tampa Bay and Florida

Today's education news: Budget cuts, spelling bees, coaching pay and more



B4s_teachersrally030_58475d 'NO MORE CUTS': Thousands of Florida teachers rally in Orlando for improved public education funding. • But cuts look likely as revenue keeps shrinking, the Daytona Beach News-Journal reports. (Associated Press photo)

SAFETY HARBOR LOVES BILL BROOME: The Pinellas elementary school and its surrounding community celebrate the P.E. teacher's contributions.

SPELLING BEE TIME: Brandon Academy eighth grader Alina Meador wins a trip to the national spelling bee by spelling 'omnivorous' correctly.

PRIORITIES, PEOPLE: Hernando officials should put reading and math coaches ahead of middle school basketball coaches when making budget choices, columnist C.T. Bowen writes.

FOR A BETTER FLORIDA: The Times takes a look at key issues facing the Legislature — such as  education and taxes — in its annual session preview. Other legislative previews: Pre-k-12 and higher ed from the Miami Herald, education budgeting from the Florida Times-Union, and budget expectations from the Gainesville Sun.

 SORRY COACH: Duval considers eliminating supplemental pay for all sports coaches and club sponsors, the Florida Times-Union reports.

FREEZE CLASS SIZE: Sen. Don Gaetz files a bill to stop the class-size amendment in its tracks, the Fort Myers News-Press reports.

SIGN ME UP: Participation in Florida's prepaid college plan rises in southwest Florida, the Fort Myers News-Press reports.

NON-RENEWED: Putnam tells its 122 annual-contract teachers not to expect their jobs back in the fall, the Palatka Daily News reports.

A growing number of Orlando area middle school students take high school courses, the Orlando Sentinel reports.

TOO SMALL: A rural Escambia school faces closure as families flee, the Pensacola News-Journal reports.

[Last modified: Tuesday, May 25, 2010 10:16am]


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