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EASING THE NURSING SHORTAGE: St. Petersburg College sees a surge in its bachelor's degree nursing program, as the demand increases.

TIME TO STEP UP: Florida lawmakers failed in their effort to create meaningful tax reform. Now it's time for the Taxation and Budget Reform Commission to do the job right, the Times editorializes.

UNDECIDED: Hernando School Board member Jim Malcolm is the county's only incumbent office holder not to announce whether he will seek reelection.

DEMAND ACCOUNTABILITY: Pasco superintendent Heather Fiorentino should not accept failure when it comes to lax oversight of school district funds, the Times editorializes.

WHAT'S UP WITH RENU KHATOR: The former USF administrator gets a glowing once-over by the Houston Chronicle, where she's about to take over the University of Houston.

HOW TO TREAT BOMB THREATS: Brevard County schools are seeing the threats at a record pace this year, prompting officials to take added steps to stop them, Florida Today reports.

HEMORRHAGING STUDENTS: Plantation High in Broward has lost 700 students in the past three years, as its reputation takes a nose dive. School and district officials are trying to figure out why, so they can reverse the trend, the Miami Herald reports.

GET USED TO IT: New York City schools prepare to get letter grades for the first time, the NY Times reports. And like many Florida educators, the New Yorkers don't much care for the concept, either.

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


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