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Tb_janssen_450_38789a READY TO GET MOVING: New Pinellas superintendent Julie Janssen talks about how she will make her mark on the district.

RELIEF IN SIGHT: Pasco officials hope to buy land from the Catholic diocese so it can build a new elementary school to ease crowding at Oakstead and Longleaf elementary schools.

OFFER STANDS - FOR NOW: Hernando keeps its proposal for 3.5 percent raises on the table, but the superintendent warns things could change as budget projections worsen.

STICK TO THE NECESSITIES: Senate education appropriations chairman Stephen Wise suggests that the class-size reduction rules will have to be scaled back because the state can't afford it, the Orlando Sentinel reports.

CUTTING FEES: FSU will waive out-of-state fees for select students in an effort to become more cost competitive with universities in other states, the Tallahassee Democrat reports.

SHOWING SOME 'SOLE': Broward teachers protested their lack of raises by delivering shoes to the school district, saying they have given their "sole" to education. Superintendent Jim Notter delivers the shoes to a homeless shelter, the Miami Herald reports.

SUBS TO SHARE PAIN: Manatee cuts pay for long-term substitute teachers, the Herald-Tribune reports.

Visit the Gradebook at noon for an interview with Linda Whiteford, USF associate vice president for global strategies.

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


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