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B4s_genshaft091108_37584c UPBEAT AT USF: University of South Florida president Judy Genshaft cheers all the positive things happening at the school despite funding woes, and challenges the staff to help further improve USF. (Times photo, Brian Cassella)

WHAT TO DO? Alberto Carvalho gets offered the superintendent jobs in both Pinellas and Miami-Dade within hours on Wednesday. He hopes to make a decision before the end of the week. Read more from the Miami Herald here.

A NEW LEADER: Scott Weaver, the new principal at Westchase Elementary, plans to keep an active hand in the daily instruction of students.

MUSICAL CHAIRS: Lee students might be moved to new classrooms or even new schools if the district must let teachers go because enrollment has not met projections, the Fort Myers News-Press reports.

IT MUST BE RAINING: Lawmakers agree to use half the state's available reserves to cover a portion of the rising budget shortfall, the Tallahassee Democrat reports.

A NEW AMENDMENT TO OPPOSE: The Broward School Board voices opposition to Amendment 2, which would ban gay marriage, saying the district could lose good employees if it passes, the Miami Herald reports.

KEEP OUT OF IT: A judge rules that the Orange School Board has no standing to challenge a referendum that would give the board an elected chairman, the Orlando Sentinel reports.

THAT'S A BIG NUMBER: The state reports a decrease of 37,000 students in Florida public schools (for now), with 53 districts showing decreases, the Herald-Tribune reports. Count Marion schools among that group, the Ocala Star-Banner reports.

[Last modified: Tuesday, May 25, 2010 9:56am]


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