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SUBBING IN: Pasco district-level administrators will substitute teach four days next year as part of the superintendent's plan to reduce spending by $16-million. The first group of them received training Wednesday. (Times photo, Keri Wiginton)

CHECKING OUT FLORIDA: Former governor Jeb Bush shows off the education system that he largely pushed into policy, in hopes that other state leaders will steal some of his ideas.

POWER STRUGGLE: The Board of Governors seeks to expand its authority over university hiring, grabbing some authority from individual schools' boards of trustees, the Tallahassee Democrat reports.

IN THE RED: Miami-Dade has more financial problems than those caused by the state's dip in revenue. For the second straight year, the administration overspent its budget by millions, the Miami Herald reports.

GO AHEAD AND VOTE: State attorney general Bill McCollum says the Orange School Board has no standing to challenge a ballot initiative that would let voters choose the board chairman, the Orlando Sentinel reports.

SIT STILL AND WATCH: Polk looks into creating new rules to require better behavior at high school graduation ceremonies, the Lakeland Ledger reports.

BUDGET ROUNDUP: Miami-Dade prepares to eliminate 500 jobs, bringing the total since May to 2,100, the Miami Herald reports. Brevard cuts $42-million but finds a way to keep school resource officers, Florida Today reports. Duval, Nassau, St. Johns and Baker all raise cafeteria prices to keep up with costs, the Florida Times-Union reports. Alachua starts its cutting, and predicts more to come, the Gainesville Sun reports.

[Last modified: Tuesday, May 25, 2010 9:47am]


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