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Tb_highered_300x450 UNDER FIRE: Florida senators blast university system chancellor Mark Rosenberg (left) as they discuss a bill to restructure the Board of Governors and give lawmakers control over setting tuition. The bill passes unanimously out of committee. The Daytona Beach News-Journal calls the bill an "arrogant" power grab. (AP photo)

BUDGET BATTLES: The Florida House cut the state budget by $518-million, but only after some fighting over education spending.

PASCO SUB FIRED: The Pasco Sheriff's Office is investigating allegations over the Mitchell High substitute teacher's relationship with an underage male student. The Senate Pre-K-12 Education Committee moved a bill forward Wednesday that would create tougher sanctions for teachers found guilty of misconduct with students.

HERNANDO'S BIGGEST SCHOOL: The Hernando district is preparing to open a 2,100-student K-8 school at a cost of $54.8-million.

TOP OF THE CLASS HERNANDO: These kids are real characters (Moton Elementary); Hernando class notes (county wide)

THROW THEM OUT: The Palm Beach school district's police union, angry over its failure to win big raises, has begun campaigning against the sitting School Board members who are up for reelection, the Sun-Sentinel reports.

ON ITS WAY: Florida looks to be moving forward in its science curriculum with the inclusion of evolution, "if the standards are strictly followed," the NY Times editorializes.

NO COMMENT: Miami-Dade superintendent Rudy Crew angers the crowd when he visits the area where a protest erupted at Miami Edison Senior High yet refuses to talk about it, the Miami Herald reports.

GOING GREEN: The Palm Beach school district agrees to make all its future construction environmentally friendly, the Palm Beach Post reports.

THAT'S ALL: A magistrate rules that Collier's 1 percent raise offer was all the district could afford, the Naples Daily News reports.

LET THEM HAVE GUNS: A campus organization advocates allowing University of Central Florida students to carry weapons on campus, the Orlando Sentinel reports.

MOVING GRAVES: The Manatee school district might have to relocate an old cemetery to expand one of its schools, the Bradenton Herald reports. District officials had once said they would not upend the graves.

[Last modified: Tuesday, May 25, 2010 9:36am]


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