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Education news and notes from Tampa Bay and Florida

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MORE THAN GATORADE: The University of Florida's biotechnology incubator is challenging national powerhouses like MIT with its successful business ventures.

DRIVERS WANTED: The Pinellas school district is having a hard time filling all of its bus driver seats. Officials hope the end of the district choice program next year will change that.

FORGET ABOUT VOUCHERS:
The Taxation and Budget Reform Commission should focus on what really needs to be done for Florida - tax reform, as its name states - and not get into matters of public education, the Times editorial board says.

MEN NEEDED: The Palm Beach school district wants to have more men volunteering in its classrooms, hallways and mentoring programs, the Sun-Sentinel reports. Maybe the effort will be easier than finding male teachers.

FSU EXPANSION: Florida State University wants to grow its campus. Some neighbors are concerned, the Tallahassee Democrat reports.

PREMIUM DEGREE: Some public universities have begun to charge different fees for different degrees, the NY Times reports. It's a response to rising salaries, increasing costs and lawmakers unwilling to raise tuition. Sound familiar?

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