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Brn_smith102408_41129c_2 REPUTATION IN DANGER: An investigative team from Hillsborough district office finds a "very stressful work environment" at A-rated Alafia Elementary. The fate of principal Ellyn Smith (left) remains uncertain. (Times file photo)

RECORDS REQUEST PEEVES PERSONNEL: It's all apparently legal, but a request for some personal information about Florida school districts' employees has many workers up in arms. Lawmakers are seeking a legislative solution.

GETTING WORSE BY THE DAY: The state budget director says Florida's revenue projections are about to go even lower, the Tallahassee Democrat reports.

SCHOOL FOR MOM AND DAD: Manatee organizes Parent University to give tips on how to better help in their children's education, the Bradenton Herald reports.

BACK TO BASICS: Sarasota considers eliminating high school block scheduling -- and about 70 teachers who would no longer be needed with the change, the Herald-Tribune reports.

MOONLIGHTING: Lee superintendent James Browder seeks his board's permission to look for outside college teaching jobs while still running the district, the Naples Daily News reports.

STOP THE BULLYING: Duval joins the list of districts beefing up their anti-bullying policies, the Florida Times-Union reports.

WARM DRINKS FOR ALL: Titusville High removes ice from its drink machines after some students have an ice fight during lunch, Florida Today reports.

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


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