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LOOKING FOR A LEADER: USF-St. Petersburg is hunting for a chief academic officer. It's the first time the school has needed to look for one since becoming a separate entity from the Tampa campus.

RULING REVAMPED: The Florida Supreme Court clarifies its decision on government-issued bonds and whether voters must approve them, saying it didn't mean to include certificates of participation, which school districts rely on, the AP reports.

LET THEIR PARENTS GO: Broward superintendent Jim Notter asks area businesses to give parents of schoolchildren six hours a year so they can spend more time in their kids' schools, the Sun-Sentinel reports.

HARD TO BELIEVE: State university leaders find it hard to swallow that folks who want to set up new medical schools for UCF and FIU didn't know about costly new standards as they began the process, the Palm Beach Post reports.

NO ONE CARES: Lake County is looking for its first appointed superintendent, and the board turned to the public for advice on what kind of leader to pick. Fewer than 30 people spoke out at three forums, though, giving such insights as "It is imperative that the superintendent have degrees ... in education," the Orlando Sentinel reports.

Visit the Gradebook at noon for an interview with Lynne Webb, president of the United School Employees of Pasco. Webb talks about performance pay, in light of her union's rejection of the concept earlier this week.

[Last modified: Tuesday, May 25, 2010 9:23am]


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