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A SAFER SPOT: Hillsborough officials move a bus stop near Citrus Park to respond to parent concerns.

Fiorentino SUBS ARE TEACHERS TOO: Pasco superintendent Heather Fiorentino (left) might take offense that the media have lumped substitute teachers in with certified teachers, but that just plays into the stereotype that subs are glorified babysitters, columnist C.T. Bowen writes.

PLAYING THE MARKET: Kids at Chocachatti Elementary in Brooksville make a cool 10.5 percent profit in the Stock Market Game and place third in their region. Too bad it's not real money.

GRADUATIONS: Today we bring you Hernando High.

CHILL OUT: Students at a Lee middle school create a labyrinth for kids and adults to traverse when stress grows too overwhelming, the Fort Myers News-Press reports.

IPOD PALS: Students at Pensacola Catholic High create a technology-based curriculum for fourth-graders, the Pensacola News-Journal reports.

NO THANKS: Tallahassee Community College has no interest in becoming a four-year state college, the Tallahassee Democrat reports.

BUDGET ROUNDUP: St. Lucie eliminates some administrative posts, including nine assistant principal jobs, in its bid to cut spending, the Port St. Lucie Tribune reports. Manatee seeks ways to keep its health insurance benefits affordable, such as making generic drugs mandatory, the Herald-Tribune reports. Manatee also agrees to cut 68 jobs, the Bradenton Herald reports. Miami-Dade leaders hold a summit to discuss potential cuts; superintendent Rudy Crew doesn't show up, the Miami Herald reports. Okaloosa keeps its school nurses amid talks of cuts, the Northwest Florida Daily News reports. The Florida School Boards Association has released a list of 58 ideas for school budget cuts, Tampa Bay 10 reports.

AROUND THE NATION: Asian-American students are not the "model minority" group that stereotypes suggest, the LA Times reports. Charter schools lead the path for reform in New Orleans, the Washington Post reports. A peer review program, in which master teachers help to purge bad ones, is gaining support in schools across the country, NPR reports.

[Last modified: Tuesday, May 25, 2010 9:46am]


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