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Tb_taxqa_450x300 COUNTING ON THAT PLEDGE: School leaders in Pinellas, Hillsborough and Pasco start talking about the budget cuts they might make after the passage of Amendment 1. But they also plan to remind lawmakers and Gov. Crist about that promise to hold education harmless. (AP photo)

DO WHAT BUSINESS NEEDS: Senate Education Committee chairman Don Gaetz tells a group of Tampa Bay educators to focus more on career and technical education. Visit the Gradebook at noon today for an interview on the subject with Sen. Gaetz.

BOARD NO MATCH FOR KIDS: Hernando's Brain Bowl champs thump the School Board in a battle of wits.

IN THE RUNNING: Twenty Hernando teachers are candidates for teacher of the year.

COMMUNITY COLLEGES MUST DO MORE: The College Board says that two-year institutions need more money and better results, the AP reports.

NEVERMIND: The Palm Beach School Board reverses a decision to close a shrinking neighborhood school, moving instead to rebuild it, the Sun-Sentinel reports. See the Palm Beach Post version here.

"FLORIDA HAS GOT TO STEP UP": FSU president T.K. Wetherell calls on lawmakers to get more money to struggling universities, the Tallahassee Democrat reports. Meanwhile, Florida Atlantic puts "everything on the table" as it looks at millions in cuts, the Palm Beach Post reports.

LET'S GO TO THE PARKING LOT: Facing more demands on their time and money, Florida schools are changing the way they go on field trips, the Gainesville Sun reports.

APPLY TODAY: It's the last day to get in on Florida's Prepaid College Tuition plan for the season. If you wait until next round, the cost could rise 8 percent or more, the Miami Herald reports.

A Lake assistant superintendent who had applied for the district's top job instead gets assigned to a principal's job, complete with $12,000 pay cut, the Orlando Sentinel reports.

[Last modified: Tuesday, May 25, 2010 9:33am]


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