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WHO PAYS FOR ROADS NEAR SCHOOLS? The state, that's who. At least, that's how state Sen. Mike Fasano would resolve a longstanding dispute between the Pasco County Commission and School Board over the issue.

EVERYBODY SHIFT: Pinellas students could find their schools starting at different times than they're used to, as the district tries to save money by streamlining transportation.

The Pasco school district doesn't want to give a job back to Tony Vasquez, a teacher who was absolved in court of charges that he exposed himself in a public park.

A4s_lalania042408_20486c SHE MADE IT: Lalania Marie Seeders (right), who has cerebral palsy, has wanted a college degree since graduating from high school 20 years ago. She's finally getting it from USF-St. Petersburg. (Times photo, Willie J. Allen)

LOCKED DOWN: Town and Country Elementary is sealed off from the public for more than a week because of a threat against one student there.

TOP OF THE CLASS: Middle school chorus joins in festival (West Hernando Middle); Kiwanians honor students for service (Deltona Elementary); Apollo Beach Elementary welcomes new principal; Plant City school seeks two-letter cachet: IB (Lincoln Elementary)

DON'T GIVE IN: The House has not acted on a Senate proposal to push for changes in Florida's higher education governance, and it shouldn't, the Times editorializes.

THINK BEFORE YOU PICK: Two Broward Community College faculty members give Gov. Crist a petition, signed by 407 colleagues, that blasts their Board of Trustees. They're urging the governor to reconsider the criteria for choosing trustees, the Sun-Sentinel reports.

9930423_n_mohawk_1_tatstandalonep_2 THE HAIR HE WANTS: A Bradenton first-grader (left) is suspended until he cuts off his mohawk, the Bradenton Herald reports. (Bradenton Herald photo)

The "Jeffrey Johnston Stand Up For All Students" anti-bullying act might actually see its way to the Senate floor for the first time in three years. If it passes, Gov. Crist has said he will sign, the Fort Myers News-Press reports.

BIG HONOR: Broward teacher David Lazerson is named to the National Teacher Hall of Fame, the Miami Herald reports.

[Last modified: Tuesday, May 25, 2010 9:40am]


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