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Tb_ammons_450x300 BUSY FIRST DAY: Florida A&M University's new president, James Ammons, is not moving slowly to get to know his school, which he took over Monday. Instead, he made major leadership decisions and listened to students and staff as he moved to quickly tackle the university's many problems. Which is as it should be, the Times editorial board says. (AP photo)

INVESTIGATION REOPENED: The principal of Countryside High might have thought the case was closed in the complaint that he harassed coaches at his school. Wrong. They went to a board member, who brought their views to the superintendent, who called for a closer look.

HIRING FREEZE: Facing a deficit of up to $30-million, University of Florida president Bernie Machen has stopped all hiring at the school, the AP reports. No layoffs are planned.

GO FISH: The Bradenton-based International Management Group, known for its sports academies, is angling to attract teens to its new professional fishing school.

Pasco schools launch a new bistro-styled lunch menu for teachers only, after a year of planning.

TRANSFER TROUBLE: Orange County schools leaders thought they could block students from transferring out of F-rated schools. The state Education Department tells them how wrong they are, the Orlando Sentinel reports.

DON'T GO: To keep its college grads from leaving the state, Maine offers tax credits to lower the cost of their loans if they stay, the NY Times reports.

[Last modified: Tuesday, May 25, 2010 9:19am]


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