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THIS TOO SHALL PASS: USF-St. Petersburg leaders are confident that the school will overcome being put on accreditation probation in short order.

SUBS NEEDED: The Pasco school district needs people who are willing to come clean classrooms, feed kids and help teachers on a substitute basis. It's not full-time, but it might lead to something.

THEY DON'T LIKE THE CHANGES: Dozens of parents e-mail the Hillsborough district to complain about proposed changes to the district's busing system.

ANOTHER AMENDMENT LAWSUIT: A group has filed suit contending that Amendment 5, which would change the way Florida funds public education, has a misleading title, the Orlando Sentinel reports. Educators also are speaking against the proposal, including Duval superintendent Ed Pratt-Dannals, WOKV in Jacksonville reports.

UPGRADING STANDARDS: Florida's social studies curriculum is undergoing an overhaul, something experts say is needed, the Orlando Sentinel reports.

MORE SUMMER SCHOOL: The Lee school district adds a second summer session to help kids who really need it, the Cape Coral Breeze reports.

WHERE'S MY KID? A Palm Beach mom demands answers after the school district fails to deliver her 4-year-old autistic daughter from school to day care, the Palm Beach Post reports.

GLOBAL EDUCATION: The International Studies Charter School in Coral Gables gives students a true taste of an internationally competitive education, the Miami Herald reports.

CUTTING AT UCF: The University of Central Florida begins making $11-million in cuts, Florida Today reports.

Visit the Gradebook at noon for an interview with Chris Dunning, principal at Pasco's Paul R. Smith Middle School, who talks about ways to cut a school's budget while trying not to affect classrooms.

[Last modified: Tuesday, May 25, 2010 9:49am]


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