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Speche_slowdow_2512941 NOT THE DISTRICT'S PROBLEM: A circuit court judge sides with the Hillsborough School Board in a long-standing dispute over whether the district or the county government must pay for road improvements leading to new schools. (Times file photo)

MORE MAGNETS: Pinellas students could have three more academic options as early as next year.

MOM FIGHT: A Westchase Elementary mom is arrested for repeatedly punching another mom in the face in the school's cafeteria as kids watched.

IT'S RIGHT THERE IN THE CONSTITUTION: But is Florida's "paramount duty of the state to make adequate provision for the education of all children residing within its borders" worth the paper it's written on? Gainesville Sun columnist Ron Cunningham ponders the issue.

READY TO WORK: Students in Florida's job preparation program say it does give them an edge in the work place, the Daytona Beach News-Journal reports.

EXTRA HELP: When studying at school isn't enough, Polk students have plenty of supplemental options, the Winter Haven News Chief reports.

CHICKENS AND RABBITS AND DOGS: Oh my. Felix Varela Senior High's four-year pre-vet program offers some Miami-Dade students an opportunity to learn about working with animals, the Miami Herald reports.

NO MORE YEAR-ROUND: To save money, Polk considers ending the year-round calendar at the district's one school that uses it, the Lakeland Ledger reports.

KEEP THEM IN STORAGE: Despite pressure from parents, Sarasota won't put its 62 new defibrillators into schools yet, saying they have not provided proper training yet, the Herald-Tribune reports.

UWF WANTS YOU: The University of West Florida launches an ad campaign to attract more students, the Pensacola News-Journal reports. Part of the pitch - it's not big and anonymous like FSU and UF.

NOT EVEN CLOSE: Bay teachers ask for a 4.5 percent raise. The district offers zero, the Panama City News Herald reports.

[Last modified: Tuesday, May 25, 2010 9:58am]


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