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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.

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?

[Last modified: Tuesday, May 25, 2010 9:20am]


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