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CITRUS COUNTY: Forget portables. Read Barb Behrendt's report on how Citrus County schools now look to "concrete-ables" as a more permanent but less expensive alternative to full school

HERNANDO COUNTY: School boundary changes are becoming a fact of life around most of the Bay. You just can't get too attached to your schools anymore. Now it's Hernando County's turn.

PASCO COUNTY: School Boards do everything they can to make sure kids they're disciplining aren't identified. A Pasco County judge has a different idea: make those who come before him go public with an apology.
Besides the usual drugs and weapons, students can get expelled for a whole range of things. Read about some of the more unusual ones coming before Pasco school leaders.

ACCELERATED READER: Most schools around here use Accelerated Reader as a way to get students to read. But why does a Tom Clancy novel earn more points than Macbeth? Is that the best way to promote reading of quality material? The Washington Post explores.

SCHOOL START DAYS: Changes to the school start date in Florida could have an unintended consequence: a longer period of time in the summer when school employees go unpaid. Some lawmakers are looking for a solution, Florida Today reports.

[Last modified: Tuesday, May 25, 2010 9:13am]


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