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Tampa_ahard_2233044 DID YOU GO TO THE TEACH-IN? Lots of parents and community members did, telling kids about their jobs and hobbies. Students learned about sky diving, banking - heck, even journalism. More than 63,000 folks volunteered in Pinellas alone. If you didn't make it, think about it next year. (Times photo, Ken Helle)

SEEKING MATH AND SCIENCE TEACHERS:
UF and FSU team up to win $10-million in grants that will help them jointly recruit and train educators in the high-demand fields.

SHOULD MUSLIM GIRLS WEAR HIJABS AT SCHOOL? Even Muslim girls aren't of one mind on the topic.

NAME THAT SCHOOL: It's Hernando County's turn to choose new school names, and the recommendations have begun. They range from the serious - Jessica Lunsford Elementary - to the less so. Neverland, anyone?

NEW ENTRY IN PASCO RACE: Florida Turnpike spokeswoman Joanne Hurley, a retired teacher, announces her candidacy for Pasco School Board.

TOP EMPLOYEES: Hernando recognizes its school-related employees of the year tonight. Click here for the list of winners.

WHO'S IN CHARGE: A lawsuit over whether Florida lawmakers or the Board of Governors have the power to set tuition gets under way, the Lakeland Ledger reports.

DON'T TASE HIM, BRO: A school resource officer uses her stun gun to take down a student involved in a fight at a Brevard high school, Florida Today reports.

ANOTHER CHARTER CHALLENGE: Broward joins the growing list of districts ready to fight the state over who can authorize charter schools, the Sun-Sentinel reports.

TAX COLLECTIONS DOWN AGAIN: State economists reveal that revenue is down for a second straight year, and reduce their forecast for the coming year by $2.5-billion, the Tallahassee Democrat reports.

MONTHS AWAY: Martin teachers and the district declare impasse in contract talks, pushing resolution far into the future, the Palm Beach Post reports.

UNPOPULAR IN TEXAS, TOO: As in Florida, a majority of school districts in Texas have rejected that state's merit pay plan, the Dallas Morning News reports.

REVISING HEAD START: A bill to expand access to the preschool program and boost the teachers' qualifications is headed to President Bush's desk, the Washington Post reports.

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