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Today's education news: Missing board members, Jeb at the USDOE, Twittering districts and more



A4s_newretreat030409_58866c NO MORE BOOZE, PLEASE: The University of Tampa fights a restaurant owner's plan to sell hard liquor near campus. "We're concerned about our student safety," dean of students Bob Ruday said. (Times photo, Alex Zayas)

THE TROUBLE WITH ABSENCES: Pasco board member Cathi Martin misses another meeting, sparking upset among her colleagues and the people attending a teacher discipline hearing.

TOO MANY WEEDS: St. Petersburg College tries to remove all the invasive species from its new environmental center in Seminole.

TOP OF THE CLASS: Challenger K8 students learn prehistoric hunting technologyHernando High School goes global for World Languages WeekGulf Trace Elementary program brings moms, kids together to bondBishop Larkin students learn lessons rooted in the earth

GUESS WHO'S VISITING ARNE DUNCAN: Former Florida governor Jeb Bush, that's who. The Chicago Tribune reports the men talked about tuition vouchers.

A COLLEGE BY ANY OTHER NAME: Florida Community College at Jacksonville changes its name to Florida State College at Jacksonville, the Florida Times-Union reports.

EVEN SYMBOLISM ISN'T EASY: Orange board members can't find agreement in how to slash their own salaries, the Orlando Sentinel reports.

TWEET: Broward schools begin offering Twitter service about the latest district news, the Sun-Sentinel reports.

STILL PLANNING FOR THE WORST: Palm Beach officials prepare for a $100 million funding cut that doesn't rely on federal money, the Sun-Sentinel reports. • FAMU gets ready to slash millions, too, the Tallahassee Democrat reports.

CUTTING SPORTS: The FHSAA announces a plan to reduce by 20 percent the number of games all member schools may play, the Pensacola News-Journal reports.

KIDS HAVE RIGHTS TOO: Santa Rosa signs a decree ending a lawsuit that accused the district of promoting religion to students, the Northwest Florida Daily News reports.


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