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IT'S NOT GOING TO WORK: Great grades. Awesome resume. High aspirations. But seeking a job in Tampa? The area rated worst of major metros for young college grads looking to become high-powered professionals.

RAISING TAXES: The Pinellas Juvenile Welfare Board will increase its tax rate while also cutting services to some area children's programs.

AWARD WINNER: A USF architecture takes third in a national contest for designing homes for our aging population.

GOING THROUGH THE MOTIONS: All the public hand wringing and reorganizing of education programs at Florida's low-rated schools misses the point that the FCAT and its solutions can't solve deficiencies from the rest of kids' lives, the Palm Beach Post columnist Dan Moffett editorializes.

P.E. ASSISTANCE: The Lee district gets a $500,000 grant to boost its physical education and health offerings, the Naples Daily News reports.

WHO'S THAT ROOMMATE? Even before they get to the dorms, many of Florida's university students are using the Web to check out their roommates, the Palm Beach Post reports. Last year, UF received about 300 requests for a change based on social networking site profiles.

TEEN DEALS WITH CYBERBULLYING: A Tallahassee teen and her family are at the center of a growing investigation by the Leon school district and law enforcement, the Tallahassee Democrat reports.

HE'S OUTTA HERE: The principal of Broward's Coconut Creek High quits the week after his school gets an F from the state. He's going to lead a school in Miami-Dade instead. Broward superintendent James Notter says he'll seek a "superstar" to run the struggling school, the Sun-Sentinel reports.

[Last modified: Tuesday, May 25, 2010 9:50am]


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