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Education news and notes from Tampa Bay and Florida

Today's education news: Parent involvement, student uniforms, financial emergency and more



A4s_rubens042309_65401c GRANDSTANDING? Florida lawmakers suggest that FSU is proposing to close the Ringling Museum of Art to make a point about budget cuts, but wouldn't actually do it. (Times file photo)

APPLY ALREADY: Florida has not yet applied for $2 billion in federal education stabilization funds, which the Legislature is building its education budget on.

PLEASE CHANGE THE LAW: Seven-year-old Jessica Howard of Pasco County gets star treatment in Tallahassee as she pushes for new rules that would let her use the state's virtual education program

ANOTHER PRICE INCREASE: Pasco raises the fees for its after-school program.

APPROVED: Ailing Pasco teacher Connie Duffy finally gets her request for additional sick leave authorized.

TOP OF THE CLASS: Patel Conservatory helps students tap into the arts in Jackson HeightsSickles High to unveil students' fine arts mural on April 24"Science princess" Jasmine Roberts shines at state Science and Engineering Fair

FINANCIAL EMERGENCY: The State Board of Education appoints a panel to oversee Jefferson's budget, the Tallahassee Democrat reports.

"PANIC" AT THE UNIVERSITY: Florida university presidents fear the future if lawmakers slash higher ed spending as proposed, the Florida Times-Union reports. • Gov. Charlie Crist says things aren't so bad, the Tallahassee Democrat reports.

GET MORE INVOLVED: Florida PTA leaders urge Collier parents to take a more active role in the education system, the Naples Daily News reports.

THE CHECK REALLY WAS IN THE MAIL: National Board-certified teachers finally have received their bonuses, the Orlando Sentinel reports.

NEVER GIVE UP: Santa Rosa parents continue to fight the possible closure of their school, the Pensacola News-Journal reports.

REORGANIZING: Bay targets 700 jobs that don't directly impact the classroom, the Panama City News-Herald reports.

KEEPING THE ARTS ALIVE: Marion decides not to eliminate half its music, P.E. and art teacher jobs, the Ocala Star-Banner reports.

[Last modified: Tuesday, May 25, 2010 10:21am]


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