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Ntp_band1_110708_44816c JUST ONE OF THE BAND: Valerie Baker doesn't let being in a wheelchair stop her from marching and playing with the Wharton High band. (Times photo, Martha Rial)

MENDING FENCES: The election behind them, Pasco superintendent Heather Fiorentino and employee union leader Lynne Webb seek to work more as a team and less as foes. The Times editorializes that Fiorentino needs to make good on her pledge to improve communications.

GETTING IT ALL ON FILM: Students at Hillsborough High participate in PBS's Video the Vote project.

THAT'S SOME SHORTFALL: Lee schools stand to lose about $12-million in funding after missing this year's enrollment projections by nearly 3,000 students, the Fort Myers News-Press reports.

GETTING BY: Voter approval of Collier's local tax referendum will help the district make do without big cuts, for now, the Naples Daily News reports.

MORE CUTS COMING: Incoming Florida House speaker Ray Sansom says the state's budget deficit is likely to grow by another $700-million, the AP reports.

FAR FROM OVER: Miami-Dade College leaders say their quest to find more money for community colleges does not end with the failure of Amendment 8, which passed only in Miami-Dade County, the Miami Herald reports.

EXPANDING PROTECTION: Palm Beach plans to extend its anti-bullying policy to specifically address gay students, the Palm Beach Post reports.

TWO MORE WEEKS: Gov. Charlie Crist won't remove Lake superintendent Anna Cowin before her time expires, the Orlando Sentinel reports.

MORE FREE LUNCH: Flagler and Volusia have more students requesting meal assistance, the Daytona Beach News-Journal reports.

[Last modified: Tuesday, May 25, 2010 10:03am]


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