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March2007leb_img_25_2 CHECK THAT BACKPACK: A Pasco school nurse has taken up the cause of protecting children's backs from overloaded backpacks. Tips included.

MORE ON THE MOM FIGHT: A lawyer for the Westchase Elementary mom arrested after punching another mom during lunch time says racial name calling sparked the incident. A Sheriff's Office account tells a different story.

A HARD TIME TO BE A KID: Hernando conducts its first Summit for Youth, where participants talk about how to improve the lives of county youngsters and teens.

HAPPY 30TH: Woodland Elementary in Zephyrhills celebrates its 30th anniversary by focusing students' attention on the number 30.

TOP OF THE CLASS: Walk for Pride puts kids in the loop for fundraising (Moton Elementary); Program brings justice, civics to life (Tyrone Middle); Family literacy day encourages relatives to read and relax (Bishop Larkin Catholic)

NI HAO, KIDS: Students at a Naples elementary school join the growing trend of learning Mandarin Chinese as part of their daily curriculum, the Naples Daily News reports.

STAY ON YOUR SIDE: The Escambia County, Alabama, School Board won't let its students cross the state line to attend school in Escambia County, Florida, anymore, reports. More from the Atmore (Ala.) Advance here.

A DAD IN CHARGE: Lawyer and father of two Mike Ryan becomes Broward's second male PTA president, a job traditionally dominated by women, the Miami Herald reports.

BEYOND SCHOOL BOUNDARIES: Manatee parents of special needs students form a countywide Special Education PTA to focus on their children's issues, the Bradenton Herald reports.

COMMUNITY MENTORS: Leon officials put together a program where local business executives will mentor new principals, the Tallahassee Democrat reports.

TAKE THE MONEY: Volusia superintendent Margaret Smith takes a 2 percent pay cut over the objections of the School Board, the Daytona Beach News-Journal reports.

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


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