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Hernand_broward_2275588 THE LINE BETWEEN CONFIDENCE AND ARROGANCE: Hernando superintendent Wayne Alexander (left) says he now recognizes the difference, and he'll try to work more closely with others while pushing for change.

START SEARCHING: The Pinellas School Board prepares for a four-month superintendent search, with the goal of having a new leader by September. Board members narrowly agree to allow interim superintendent Julie Janssen apply.

PASCO REORGANIZATION CONTINUES: But superintendent Heather Fiorentino keeps some of the players, including the School Board, in the dark as to exactly what the new-look administration will look like.

Tampa lawyer Barry Cohen wants to start a debate league for low-income Hillsborough students, joining a growing national movement.

RISING PRICES CHALLENGE CAFETERIAS: School districts are trying to make ends meet without compromising nutrition for students, but it's not always easy, the Sun-Sentinel reports.

UNIVERSITIES DOING LESS WITH LESS: Tough budget times have Florida university leaders making tough choices, including laying off faculty and cutting courses, the Sun-Sentinel reports.

EXPRESS YOURSELF: About 100 Immokalee students learn to create dance based on their lives and experiences, the Fort Myers News-Press reports.

The Broward School Board approves 12 new charter schools, including at least one they had serious concerns about. But it had no grounds to deny the applicant, the Miami Herald reports.

AUDIT PUTS MIAMI-DADE ON ALERT: The financial review turns up disparities in food prices among school cafeterias and overtime payments without proof of work done, the Miami Herald reports.

PRINCIPAL ACCUSED OF FCAT CHEATING: A Fort Pierce high school leader is under investigation for interfering with the accountability test, the Palm Beach Post reports.

ARTS ON THE LINE: The drama of budget cutting is likely to include cutting drama and other enrichment programs in Lake County schools, the Orlando Sentinel reports.

[Last modified: Tuesday, May 25, 2010 9:41am]


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