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Education news and notes from Tampa Bay and Florida

Today's education news: Stimulus funding, school board pay, racial disputes and more

Fast_internet THE INTERNET SURE IS FAST: Hernando superintendent Wayne Alexander finds the controversy he has created here waiting for him when he interviews for a new job outside Boston.

THEY CAN STAY: Hillsborough agrees to let 130 retired-then-rehired teachers keep their jobs, but only with the pay of a fifth-year employee.

NATION'S FINEST: Pasco Gulf High's Naval JROTC cadets outperform their peers across the country.

TOP OF THE CLASS:
Nature Coast students show skills under the hood at state auto contestWestside Elementary students try hydroponics in their vegetable gardenHernando High School teachers learn about justice systemZephyrhills High valedictorian and salutatorianFellowship Baptist Academy valedictorian

BUDGET NEWS: Broward still faces cuts despite the stimulus package, the Miami Herald reports. • The cuts won't be as bad as expected for Central Florida schools, cfnews13.com reports. • Some Alachua school board members are irked that the Legislature cut their pay, the Gainesville Sun reports.

BAD BLOOD: Teachers at a Palm Beach school who voted no confidence in their principal say they've had troubles with the principal since 2006, the Palm Beach Post reports.

RACE MATTERS: The retirement of a Polk principal brings concerns over simmering racial disputes at the school, the Lakeland Ledger reports. Parents urge the board to keep a black principal at the school, the Ledger reports.

LABOR NEWS: Sarasota teachers reach a tentative contract that includes lower supplemental pay for extra work, the Herald-Tribune reports. • Brevard seals a deal with its new superintendent, Florida Today reports.

EARLY START: Citrus decides to start school a week earlier than planned after winning a state waiver as a high-performing district, the Citrus County Chronicle reports.

KEEPING THEIR CAMPUS: FSU won't close the Panama City campus -- for now, the Panama City News-Herald reports.

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