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B4s_kuttler090308_36513c NO FAVORITISM: St. Petersburg College president Carl Kuttler rejects accusations by two employees that he gives one staffer special treatment. (Photo special to the Times)

CHARTER ACCEPTED: The Hernando School Board agrees to a dropout-focused charter with Mavericks in Education, a group that just a month ago faced rejection. Board members suggest it might supplement other dropout prevention programs such as TOPP.

MORE BUSING COMPLAINTS: Parents sock Hillsborough superintendent MaryEllen Elia with their transportation troubles during her first town hall meeting of the year.

NO HOLIDAY: The Pasco School Board names its newest high school, located in Holiday, Anclote High, with one member noting that school's no holiday for a number of students.

THREE TO GO: The Pinellas School Board narrows its superintendent finalist pool to three - Julie Janssen, Alberto Carvalho and Nicholas Gledich.

LISTEN TO MARTINEZ: If Republican lawmakers won't heed the warnings of parents and teachers and Democrats, maybe at least they'll hear one of their own - State Board of Education member and GOP stalwart Roberto Martinez - when he says the state is cutting education funding too deeply, the Times editorializes.

Broward schools seek to diversify the student body in gifted classes, but find the indentification process inconsistent at best, the Miami Herald reports.

IS IT REALLY A CHANGE? A Broward charter school that lost state funding now plans to put its students into a different charter school run by the same company on the same piece of property, the Miami Herald reports.

NOT ENOUGH KIDS: Manatee schools face more funding losses as enrollment projections come up short, the Herald-Tribune reports. More layoffs don't appear imminent, the Bradenton Herald reports.

IT'S ALL CONNECTED: Volusia's decision to end busing to after-school programs forces parents to look for new after-care options, the Daytona Beach News-Journal reports.

[Last modified: Tuesday, May 25, 2010 9:55am]


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