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SEEKING A BIGGER SHARE: Leaders of the Dayspring Academy charter school in Pasco contend that their school doesn't get all the tax money it deserves, so they're asking for more. Other Florida charter schools are taking the same position.

IGNORE THEIR IGNORANCE: The State Board of Education should overlook the religious-tinged views of those advocating against Florida's proposed new science standards, the Times editorializes.

'SHAMEFUL AND UNACCEPTABLE': Pinellas superintendent Clayton Wilcox and other district administrators are right to take the district's low graduation rate personally and to get moving to fix it, the Times editorializes.

MIRACLE OF MUSIC: A Martin County teacher uses music to help children improve their self-confidence, motor skills and social skills, the Palm Beach Post reports.

SEX ED ON SATURDAY: Hundreds of St. Lucie residents cram a Saturday public hearing to speak their minds on a new curriculum that would include information about condom use, the Stuart News reports.

WHO MOVES? File this one in the "it happens in every district" category: Broward parents inundate the district with complaints and opinions as the district gets ready to shift thousands of students to new schools, the Sun-Sentinel reports. It's happening in Alachua County, too, the Gainesville Sun reports.

ROBERTO CLEMENTE HIGH: The Brevard School Board already has given its tentative approval to name a new school after the baseball legend, but community members are objecting, Florida Today reports.

NOT MY SPACE: Leon County teachers have concerns about whether to communicate with students over the popular MySpace networking system, the Tallahassee Democrat reports.

SUBSTANDARD SUBS: Some Lee County educators worry that students are getting too many poorly trained substitute teachers since the School Board lowered the degree requirements for subs, the Fort Myers News-Press reports.

RECYCLING REALITY: Central Florida educators spread the word of conservation, but their schools often "don't practice what they teach," the Orlando Sentinel reports.

[Last modified: Tuesday, May 25, 2010 9:29am]


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