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Today's education news: School improvement, nursing college, teacher raises and more



0422208182_58361c MAKING THE GRADE: Every student's individual performance matters as Just Elementary seeks to get rid of its D in Florida's school grading system. (Times photo, Kainaz Amaria)

CONGRATS: Coachman Fundamental celebrates teacher Bridget Bohnet's selection as Pinellas Teacher of the Year.

HISTORY FAIR GROWS: Pinellas sees an increasing number of schools and students competing in its annual history competition. (Winners listed)

LOOK FOR THE BIGGER PICTURE: Florida lawmakers need to take a longer view when considering the state's public education budget, the Tallahassee Democrat editorializes. • Lawmakers have some tough choices as the budget falls far short of expectations, the Lakeland Ledger reports.

LAYOFFS LAST: Treasure Coast school districts make it a priority to cut everywhere else before getting rid of teachers, the Stuart News reports.

NURSING WARS: USF Sarasota-Manatee appears to be blocking efforts by Manatee Community College to launch a nursing degree program, the Bradenton Herald reports.

PAY FREEZE OK'D: A special magistrate agrees that Broward does not have to guarantee teachers a raise next year, the Miami Herald reports.

CHARTER FIGHT CONTINUES: The Florida Supreme Court sends a three-year battle over a Palm Beach charter school closure back to the appellate level, the Sun-Sentinel reports. More from the Palm Beach Post.

Visit the Gradebook starting around 11 a.m. for Ron Matus's live report from today's Make Education a Priority rally in Orlando. • Come back again at 3 p.m. for our weekend interview with Sarasota high school student Colin Coon, who's invented a car that runs on vegetable oil.

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


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