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Money_cut_2 CUTS FOR PINELLAS: The Pinellas School Board unanimously approves a $28-million package of spending cuts, including reassignments for about 500 employees and a change to seven-period days for middle schools.

FCAT RESULTS: The state released all remaining scores for math, reading and science. Here are stories from Pinellas, Hillsborough, Pasco and Hernando.

History Web site takes students to national competition (Springstead High)

Former Florida House speaker Allan Bense misleads voters when he talks about the education-related referendums that the Taxation and Budget Reform Commission, which he chaired, has placed on the ballot, the Times editorializes.

SHOW ME THE MONEY: Lee school officials wonder how they're supposed to implement newly approved state education mandates without the funding to back them up, the Fort Myers News-Press reports.

FCAT FRAUD? The Florida Department of Education is investigating FCAT irregularities at an Okaloosa charter school, the Northwest Florida Daily News reports.

ADDING TO THE MISSION: Edison College is ready to step into the role of state college, the Fort Myers News-Press reports.

BUDGET ROUNDUP: FSU is expected to reveal its cutting plans at a meeting this week, the Tallahassee Democrat reports. Collier officially puts its tax referendum on the November ballot, the Naples Daily News reports. Gov. Crist signs the bill reducing bonuses for National Board-certified teachers, the AP reports. Broward looks to scale back new school construction amid shrinking capital projects revenue, the Miami Herald reports. Polk also looks at delaying construction projects, the Lakeland Ledger reports. Already hit hard by budget cuts, Volusia now faces the prospect of losing more money as enrollment projections look lower than expected, the Daytona Beach News-Journal reports.

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


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