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Pac_breakfast091908_38593c EAT UP: We've all heard that 'breakfast is the most important meal of the day'. Schrader Elementary wins an award for taking the message to heart, and other Pasco schools aim to duplicate the success. (Times photo, Janel Schroeder-Norton)

STAY SAFE: Hernando officials look for ways to keep kids safer at school bus stops in the wake of a recent fatal accident.

SHRINKING SHORT LIST: A Manatee superintendent search committee whittles down the list of hopefuls, the Bradenton Herald reports.

CUTS HIT SCOUTS: Palm Beach asks Boy Scout and Girl Scout troops to begin paying rent to meet inside schools, something troop leaders say they can barely afford, the Palm Beach Post reports.

BYE-BYE BONUSES: Polk leaders consider eliminating a teacher bonus pay plan, the Lakeland Ledger reports.

OUTSOURCED: Collier hires an outside firm to clean the schools, leading to layoffs of hundreds of custodians but saving lots of money, the Naples Daily News reports.

SHORT TENURE: Putnam schools hired 13 new teachers this summer; 10 of them already have been laid off as the district failed to meet enrollment projections, the Palatka Daily News reports.

STUDENTS NEED IT MORE: Brevard Community College president Jim Drake gets a $100,000 raise, donates it to students to help them pay for textbooks, Florida Today reports.

AROUND THE NATION: A panel of experts recommends scrapping the federal college financial aid system and starting over, the NY Times reports. A Georgia state commission recommends a needed plan to prevent school board meltdown like the one that recently occurred in Clayton County, the Atlanta Journal-Constitution editorializes.

[Last modified: Tuesday, May 25, 2010 9:57am]


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