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Tb_weekivote450 THE VOTE CONTINUES: A circuit court judge has ruled that two voucher-related amendments will remain on the November ballot. Expect an appeal. (Times file photo)

Gov. Charlie Crist endorses Amendment 5, which most of the education establishment opposes for fear that it will gut the state's support of public schooling.

SPEAKING OF STATE FUNDING: State economists expect tax revenue to continue to plummet, forcing Florida's budget into the red without more spending reductions or a willingness to tap into reserves, the Orlando Sentinel reports. Meanwhile, a coalition of advocacy groups emerges to urge state leaders to use the reserves rather than cut more services, the Tallahassee Democrat reports.

LEADERSHIP, PART 1: Miami-Dade superintendent Rudy Crew narrowly avoids losing his post - for now, the Miami Herald reports.

LEADERSHIP, PART 2: Indian River State College reappoints as president the man who had stepped down for 30 days to preserve his benefits from the state's early retirement program, the Vero Beach Press-Journal reports.

LEADERSHIP, PART 3: The Lake School Board is so tired of superintendent Anna Cowin, whose term expires in three months, that it is asking Gov. Crist to remove her now, the Orlando Sentinel reports.

SEEKING CHOICES: The North Port community flocks to its first charter school as families look for more education options, the Herald-Tribune reports.

MORE BUDGET NEWS: The Miami-Dade board refuses to enact some of superintendent Rudy Crew's recommended staff cuts, leaving a $35.5-million hole in the budget, the Miami Herald reports. School districts plan to use fewer buses on longer routes to save cash as gas prices spike, the Herald-Tribune reports. The Manatee School Board imposes a salary cut on teachers, the Bradenton Herald reports.

[Last modified: Tuesday, May 25, 2010 9:52am]


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