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TODAY IS EVOLUTION VOTE DAY: Don't forget, you can watch the State Board of Education meeting online at It starts at 8:30 a.m. Columnist Andrew Skerritt suggests the battle between science and religion is too dogmatic, hurting only students as they must become competitive internationally.

THERE'S THE BEEF: Tampa Bay area schools return burgers, tacos and the like to the cafeteria menu, with officials saying they now can identify any meat from the tainted bunch. Schools are just dumping the bad meat, the Palm Beach Post reports.

LEASE AWAY: Hernando school officials have the right idea in renting computers to own, rather than trying to keep up with technology by buying, the Times editorializes.

TOP OF THE CLASS PINELLAS: Class project helps foster kids (Ridgecrest Elementary); Magnet signup deadline is Friday (countywide)

PALM BEACH IS SHRINKING: The Palm Beach school district predicts a third straight year of declining enrollment, the Sun-Sentinel reports. North Florida is seeing some decline too, the Florida Times-Union reports.

IMPASSE CONTINUES: Martin County's teacher union and school administration can't agree on contract terms, even with recommendations from a special magistrate. So the School Board gets to impose a decision, the Palm Beach Post reports. For another view, see the Stuart News story here.

RAISE IN STORE? Brevard Community College gives president James Drake his first evaluation, and might pay him more even as the state struggles financially, Florida Today reports.

So far, the reception is positive, the Lakeland Ledger reports. Any wagers on how long it is before someone tries to close it down?

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


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