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Tb_pasco_tattoo_450 PASCO'S NOT ALONE: It's mentioned in this USA Today story about other school districts and governments that also are banning visible tattoos. (Times file photo)

WHO WILL BAIL OUT FLORIDA EDUCATION?
Florida superintendents keep an eye on Alachua, where voters will decide Tuesday whether they're willing to tax themselves to support public education, Tallahassee Democrat columnist Bill Berlow writes.

IT'S A DEAL: Lee teachers agree to new contract terms, including a 3 percent raise, the Fort Myers News-Press reports. More from the Naples Daily News.

STILL NO JOB: Tiffany Shepherd, a former St. Lucie teacher who claims she was fired because of her job as a bikini mate, gets modeling offers but still wants to be a teacher, the Port St. Lucie Tribune reports.

GOING FEDERAL: The Lee School Board considers hiring a firm to lobby Congress, the Cape Coral Daily Breeze reports.

HELP THE HOMELESS: Three Manatee middle schools compete to collect the most blankets and warm clothes for the Salvation Army, the Bradenton Herald reports.

THE WOMAN BEHIND THE PREZ:
The Tallahassee Democrat features Judy Ammons, the wife of FAMU president James Ammons.

MORE ON AMENDMENT 8: Still not sure about the proposal to let communities vote on whether to tax themselves for local colleges? The AP provides an overview (via Panama City News-Herald).

[Last modified: Tuesday, May 25, 2010 10:02am]

    

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