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B4s_usf082608a_35397c IT'S A RECORD: USF sees enrollment rise 1.5 percent across its four campuses, to 45,585. But budget cuts mean the students have a tougher time getting into classes they need. (Times photo, Willie J. Allen Jr.)

GROWTH SLOWS: Pasco schools projected to see 1,387 more students this year than last. So far, they've not showed up. Sarasota schools are seeing a similar trend, the Herald-Tribune reports.

SCHOOL CAN'T OPEN: The Taylor Peace Academy, intended to become Hillsborough's first anti-bullying charter school, doesn't open its doors after just six students enroll.

THE OTHER 3 R'S: Pasco schools get serious about their recycling efforts.

WASH YOUR HANDS: A national drive to educate kids about the importance of hand washing kicks off at Trinity Elementary in Pasco, with a Hannah Montana star making a guest appearance.

PROTEST: About 30 students show up at Miami-Dade College's president's office to complain that their midwifery program has been canceled, the Miami Herald reports.

NO FREE RIDE: The Manatee School Board ends free bus service for extracurricular activities, the Bradenton Herald reports.

GROUPS DENY WRONGDOING: Two organizations accused of improper contributions in a Collier School Board race say they've done nothing illegal, the Naples Daily News reports.

WHAT'S IN A NAME? Edison College adds "State" to its title, along with making several other changes to boost the school to a new level, the Fort Myers News-Press reports.

[Last modified: Tuesday, May 25, 2010 9:54am]


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