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CHARLIE'S PLAN: Several papers weighed in on the governor’s new budget proposal. Check out their takes on his ideas about education. Here's the Times, the Miami Herald, the Florida Times-Union, the Orlando Sentinel, and the Palm Beach Post.

WHEN RACE DOESN'T MATTER: Pinellas school leaders have used choice to racially balance schools. But parents say race simply doesn’t matter in the schools they choose. Their priorities – no surprise here – are the school’s academics and its proximity to home

HERNANDO SUPERINTENDENT SEARCH: The Hernando County School Board is nearing a choice on its new superintendent, as a selection committee narrows the field to six finalists. The board plans to get together Tuesday to talk about its next move.

LISTENING TO EDUCATORS: Two Pasco County lawmakers continued Tallahassee’s new willingness to listen to educators about education issues, with a 2-1/2 hour conversation with area principals. "What I want to do is listen to you guys," said Rep. Will Weatherford, R-Wesley Chapel. "If we're not armed with good information from back home, we can't make good decisions." The principals were more than happy to give their opinions.

[Last modified: Tuesday, May 25, 2010 9:13am]


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