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Vaccination THIS WILL ONLY HURT A BIT: Don't forget to get all the necessary vaccinations before the start of school. Seventh graders have a new booster shot requirement.

WHO WILL HEAD HOUSE EDUCATION? Rep. Trey Traviesa, considered a lock to run the House Schools and Learning Council, decides not to seek reelection.

Orange schools chief of staff Barbara Jenkins drops out of the Pinellas superintendent search.

I CAN'T FIND THE RECEIPT: Hernando parents are returning the uniforms they bought before the School Board changed its mind about imposing a more stringent dress code.

ENDORSEMENTS: The Times editorial board recommends Joanne Hurley for Pasco School Board District 2.

SENDING THE WRONG MESSAGE: Maybe there's nothing inherently bad about a staff training trip to Las Vegas, but it sure looks bad to members of the Lee School Board, the Fort Myers News-Press reports.

TEACHER PROTESTS: Indian River teachers complain to the School Board about proposals to cut pay and planning time, the Vero Beach Press-Journal reports. Broward teachers plan to start the year in black to "mourn" their inability to reach a contract, the Miami Herald reports.

CHIN UP: Not all teachers are angry, though. Some Manatee teachers are working to do their best with less, the Bradenton Herald reports.

NEW FRONTIERS: Lt. Gov. Jeff Kottkamp talks about the state developing a "comprehensive statewide framework" for Florida public education as it relates to moving into new industries, the Cape Coral Daily Breeze reports.

YOU'RE FIRED: FAMU's choir director is fired amid a scholarship scandal, the Tallahassee Democrat reports.

WHAT ABOUT THE KIDS? Escambia's new start times have parents scrambling for before-school care. The district is trying to help, the Pensacola News-Journal reports.

[Last modified: Tuesday, May 25, 2010 9:53am]


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