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Education news and notes from Tampa Bay and Florida

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February

"GROW THE PIE": Florida's existing medical schools hope university administrators don't take money from their programs to bolster new ones that are getting started.

A REGULAR DAY: Pinellas Park High marks the 20th anniversary of a fatal school shooting by conducting business as usual.

Pascoc_princip_2511130 HIGH EXPECTATIONS: Donna Busby, incoming principal of Wesley Chapel's newest elementary school (Veterans), expects a lot of students and teachers. At Moon Lake Elementary, where she currently works, she usually gets it. (Times photo, Michele Miller)

NOW IT COUNTS: This year's tenth graders are the first who have to pass the FCAT writing exam, which begins tomorrow, to qualify for a high school diploma. So they've been practicing, the Florida Times-Union reports.

REINSTATE THOSE TEACHERS: A district appellate court orders the Palm Beach school board to take back teachers it had fired for poor performance, saying their evaluations didn't include student test results as required by law, the Palm Beach Post reports.

EACH HAS ITS NICHE: Southwest Florida's five colleges have a steady supply of students to keep them all busy, especially as the economy teeters, the Fort Myers News-Press reports.

ADD STAFF TO SAVE MONEY:
Manatee school officials propose hiring two administrators - a wellness coordinator and an insurance claims specialist - to trim costs in tight budget times, the Bradenton Herald reports.

EVOLUTION BATTLE RECAP: The Orlando Sentinel reviews how a few hot-button words ignited a controversy over Florida's proposed science standards. The battle heads to Orlando today for one last public hearing.

IT'S 9 A.M. IT MUST BE LUNCH TIME:
Schools in Chicago, like so many in Florida, move meal times earlier and earlier as they cope with growth and limited space. Yet nutritionists warn that irregular eating schedules can make it harder for kids to concentrate, the Chicago Tribune reports.

[Last modified: Tuesday, May 25, 2010 9:34am]

    

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