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Tb_urbanteach_450story A FEW GOOD TEACHERS: Every year Hillsborough schools need about 1,500 new teachers. So it's decided to start "growing" its own with a new high school magnet academy. For extra incentive, the district will offer college assistance, including books, to those students who agree to come back and teach at the district's urban schools. (Times photo, Carrie Pratt)

PREPARING FOR DR. DEATH: The University of Florida has seen its share of trouble with high profile speakers like Sen. John Kerry (tasering) and former attorney general Alberto Gonzalez (protesters on stage). So it's taking every precaution as controversial suicide doctor Jack Kevorkian comes to talk.

BETTER SAFE THAN SORRY: The Palm Beach School Board will consider canceling classes on Election Day, so kids aren't inside schools at the same time strangers are voting, the Sun-Sentinel reports.

33 APPLY TO LEAD LAKE: The district had expected more applications for its first appointed superintendent job in three decades, the Orlando Sentinel reports.

LOOKING OUT OF STATE: New College in Sarasota is seeking to fill all its new freshman slots with out-of-state students, even as it rejects a record number of in-state applicants, the Herald-Tribune reports.

HELP EVERYONE: Collier's chief instructional officer says the district's high school block schedule isn't fair for low achieving students, the Naples Daily News reports.

ACTING AS A DETERRENT: The Dallas school system has a new department dedicated to investigating corruption, and it's keeping busy, the Dallas Morning News reports.

[Last modified: Tuesday, May 25, 2010 9:32am]


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