Make us your home page


Education news and notes from Tampa Bay and Florida

Today's news

Etc_hitchcock_052208_24313c JUST HAVE FUN: Adams Middle P.E. teacher Sue Hitchcock offers some advice on keeping kids active in a video game world. (Times photo, Chris Zuppa)

MAYBE NO PINELLAS PAY CUTS: The Pinellas School Board considers a revised budget balancing proposal that would avoid pay cuts and layoffs, but would charge workers more for their benefits.

HERNANDO MULLS THREE-DAY WEEKENDS: Superintendent Wayne Alexander says the district will close as many programs as possible on Fridays during the summer to save money.

MAKE LOAN PROGRAM FOR STUDENTS: The federal student loan program is supposed to help people go to college, not help profiteers make money. The U.S. Congress needs to fix the program fast, the Times editorializes.

IMAGINE SCHOOLS PLANS TO EXPAND: The Virginia-based charter school company has growth in mind for Florida, the Herald-Tribune reports.

UF MED DEAN OUSTED: University president Bernie Machen removes College of Medicine dean Bruce Kone, effective immediately, stating he has lost confidence in Kone's ability to lead, the Gainesville Sun reports.

LAKE LOOKS INTO WRESTLING TEACHER: No, that's not a teacher in a wrestling class. It's one that was caught on a student's cell phone driving a student headfirst to the ground, the Orlando Sentinel reports.

BUDGET ROUNDUP: More than 50 Collier custodians rallied to keep their jobs, which are targeted for outsourcing amid many budget cuts, the Naples Daily News reports. Florida International University considers eliminating 17 degree programs, the Miami Herald reports. The Manatee district formally declares impasse with its teachers over pay, the Bradenton Herald reports. More parents appear before the Santa Rosa School Board to ask that it not change start times to save money, but the board doesn't budge, the Northwest Florida Daily News reports.

[Last modified: Tuesday, May 25, 2010 9:42am]


Join the discussion: Click to view comments, add yours