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NO RESERVES HERE: Florida lawmakers say Gov. Crist's recommendation to use reserves to cover budget losses in education is unrealistic, as the reserves don't exist.

THIS CUT COULD HURT: Leaders of Florida's private colleges criticize the governor's proposal to end a $3,000 per student grant that helps students defray tuition costs at the private schools.

Tb_books_450 FREE BOOKS FOR CHILDREN: Hillsborough County's Imagination Library expands its services to provide a book a month for five years to every child born after Sept. 1, 2006, regardless of income. All you have to do is apply at a county public library branch. (Times photo, Carrie Pratt)

WORK IT OUT: Pasco's county government and school district need to cooperate better if they hope to make their school concurrency plan, which heads to the state soon, a successful one, the Times editorializes.

TOP OF THE CLASS PASCO: Safe behind the wheel (River Ridge High)

LOOPHOLE: A group of Broward parents who want out of a D-rated high school have found a way - the school is about to be classified as Title I, which will make AYP transfers possible, the Sun-Sentinel reports.

HUMILIATED: A Manatee teacher fired for insubordination sues the superintendent and school principal over her reputation, the Herald-Tribune reports.

BRING YOUR KIDS: To recruit and retain teachers, the Palm Beach district will allow educators who live in neighboring counties to register their children in district schools, the Palm Beach Post reports.

WELCOME BACK: The 16 Indian teachers in St. Lucie County who faced deportation because of visa errors return to school today, the Stuart News reports.

SHUT 'EM DOWN: Volusia will close seven small, mostly rural schools to save money despite parent protests, the Orlando Sentinel reports.

NOT SO BAD: Brevard superintendent Richard DiPatri says his district's budget problems are only about half of what he originally expected, Florida Today reports.

BAD: The money news isn't so good for Collier schools, which are coping with some bad investments and smaller than expected enrollment, the Naples Daily News reports.

[Last modified: Tuesday, May 25, 2010 9:35am]


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