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Education news and notes from Tampa Bay and Florida

Today's education news: chancellor search, funding lawsuit and second-career teachers

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A4s_king041309_64099d EDUCATOR? OR POLITICIAN? The Florida State University System needs a little of each in its new chancellor.

NO MORE TRIES: Sen. Jim King — one of the candidates for chancellor — says he won't push again for a chiropractic school at Florida State University.

STILL FIGHTING: Florida Prepaid founder Stanley Tate remains passionate about the need to keep tuition affordable. • Lawmakers show no sign of heeding Tate's message, with bills to increase tuition moving quickly, the Bradenton Herald reports.

NO FUNDING LAWSUIT: The Florida School Boards Association puts on hold any plan to sue the state over inadequate funding, the Naples Daily News reports.

THE BEST YET: The test scores of students admitted to the University of Miami continue to rise, the Miami Hurricane reports.

WHAT TO DO? Bay officials look into the best use of their closed, now-vacant schools, the Panama City News-Herald reports.

SUB SITUATION: Brevard needs subs but can't afford them, Florida Today reports.

HOMELESS NUMBERS UP: South Florida schools see an increase in students without homes, the Sun-Sentinel reports.

ANGRY PROFS: FAMU faculty members get their ire up when the university considers requiring annual performance evaluations without seeking input on the new policy first, the Tallahassee Democrat reports.

AROUND THE NATION: One in three teachers is a career changer, the AP reports. • Federal money intended to help shore up public schools is getting whittled away by state governments with other ideas, the Washington Post reports.

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[Last modified: Tuesday, May 25, 2010 10:20am]

    

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