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Tb_principal_mug "UNFOUNDED AND UNTRUE": Carmen Aguero, Webb Middle School's recently retired principal, denies accusations that she stole money from the school. District officials have asked authorities to pursue charges, and the State Attorney's Office is investigating. (Photo courtesy of Hillsborough County School Board)

PRIVATE COLLEGE SETTLES COMPLAINT: Florida Metropolitan University, now called Everest University, reaches an agreement with the Florida Attorney General's Office over a 21-month investigation into how it handled credit transfers.

BOARD WANTS MORE INFO: Pasco School Board members say the district might need better procedures when audits reveal that money is missing from internal accounts.

PROBLEMS IN HERNANDO, TOO: Hernando's staff auditors have discovered recurring flaws in the district's internal accounts, as well.

CROSSING GUARD COMING: A traffic study reveals the need, so Rushe Middle School in Land O'Lakes will become Pasco's first and only middle school to get a traffic control officer. Once it gets a traffic signal, that likely will change.

LISTEN TO THE TEACHERS: The Pinellas student assignment plan doesn't need more busing, as the School Board has suggested. The board should look more closely at the Pinellas Classroom Teachers Association's proposal to put the money into the classroom instead, the Times editorializes.

HELP US HELP THEM: Leon County educators are turning to the business community to back a project aimed at helping black males gain access to technology, the Tallahassee Democrat reports.

TURNAROUND SPECIALIST: Vicki Stangle, a Winter Haven elementary principal, wins honors as the national School Turnaround Principal of the Year, the Lakeland Ledger reports.

PREP TIME AT ISSUE: Brevard teachers have reached an agreement on raises. It's how they use their preparation time that has their contract talks snagged, Florida Today reports.

Florida requires sex ed to be taught, but a new UF study shows that not all districts do it the same way, the Gainesville Sun reports.

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


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