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Education news and notes from Tampa Bay and Florida

Today's education news: Graduation costs, UF records, stabilization funds and more



Bank ONE UNPAID DAY: It would save Pasco schools $1.9 million, so a budget advisory committee is exploring whether to pursue the idea. (Photo from Times Online)

WINNER: Powell Middle seventh grader Terrance Hudson wins the governor's Black History Month essay contest.

HACKED: The personal information for more than 97,000 people in one of UF's computer systems has been accessed, the AP reports. The university has set up a hotline to help those who think they might be affected, the Orlando Sentinel reports. More from the Gainesville Sun.

SHOW US THE MONEY: Eighteen members of Florida's Congressional delegation ask the US Department of Education to give the state stabilization funds for education, Florida Today reports. But even if the state gets the money, it's not enough to cover the budget hole, the Herald-Tribune reports.

GRADUATION COSTS HOW MUCH? The Palm Beach School Board rejects spending more than $435,000 to rent venues for high school graduations, the Sun-Sentinel reports. More from the Palm Beach Post.

LAST HIRED, FIRST FIRED: Seniority plays a key role in deciding which Lee teachers will get laid off, the Fort Myers News-Press reports.

CREATIVE CUTTING: Clay officials say they'll look outside the proverbial box for savings, the Florida Times-Union reports. Ideas include adopting a four-day week, slashing athletics and reducing employee pay by one day a month.

FIVE IS ENOUGH: Collier decides to drop its pursuit of adding two more School Board members, the Naples Daily News reports.

SCHOOL CLOSINGS: Santa Rosa considers shutting down one of its A-rated schools, the Northwest Florida Daily News reports. • Bay redraws its attendance zones after closing some schools to save money, the Panama City News Herald reports.

[Last modified: Tuesday, May 25, 2010 10:15am]


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