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TAX COMPROMISE: The Florida Taxation and Budget Reform Commission makes a deal on a proposal that could change the way education gets funded, if voters approve the concept. Want more? Check out these stories from the Palm Beach Post and the Miami Herald.

Tb_book_450_14510a BAN THOSE BOOKS: A Hillsborough dad wants two books - The Land by Mildred Taylor and The Starplace by Vicki Grove - removed from his daughter's elementary school because they contain the "n-word." Neither parent has read either of the books.

GETTING TO KNOW YOU: David Salerno, the new principal of Seven Springs Middle in Pasco, is spending his first weeks on the job meeting students and staff to find out what really makes the school tick.

LET US LOOK: Before lawmakers make deep cuts in education and other facets of government and society, they should spell out what the end result might look like and let all Floridians consider whether fixing the budget by slashing only is the best way to go, the Times editorializes.

SEEKING A NAME CHANGE: Broward Community College wants to drop the "Community" from its moniker, figuring students who earn bachelor's degrees don't want their diplomas to say "community college" on them, the Miami Herald reports.

LOOK FOR SMALLER RAISES (IF ANY): Palm Beach superintendent Art Johnson tells the Palm Beach Post that employees will have to share the burden of what looks to be a budget shortfall next year.

THAT'S PRIVATE: A former Flagler teacher's aide is accused of improperly getting information from a student's file, the Daytona Beach News-Journal reports.

TAKE THE POP TART AND RUN: One elementary school in Marion County has so little room for breakfast in its cafeteria that it has to send the students to their classrooms to eat before classes begin, the Ocala Star-Banner reports.

JUST SUFFER IN SILENCE OR GO HOME: Alachua school officials are looking for money to keep nurses in the schools, the Gainesville Sun reports.

[Last modified: Tuesday, May 25, 2010 9:37am]


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