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TENSIONS MOUNT: It's boundary setting time for Hillsborough's high schools, and already the parental posturing has begun.

Cell_tower_2 NIMBY: A proposal to place a cell phone tower at Coleman Middle in Tampa has some parents upset about how it might affect their children.

LESSONS FROM NOVA SCOTIA: A Lockhart Elementary science teacher heads to Canada to study animals and climate change, with plans to bring her studies back to the classroom.

GETTING THERE IS HALF THE BATTLE: Miami-Dade announces a new Saturday program to help its chronically failing schools. Students will get paid to attend, and punished if they skip, reports. More from the Miami Herald.

SIGNED, SEALED, DELIVERED: Manatee agrees to a three-year contract with new superintendent Tim McGonegal, the Bradenton Herald reports.

DO WELL IN SCHOOL: Saying kids should be encouraged to succeed in academics as well as athletics, a Lee businessman sets up a scholarship fund for elementary school students, the Fort Myers News-Press reports.

SCHOOL SHOOTING: A Broward student is charged in the campus shooting of a 15-year-old girl, the Miami Herald reports. Schools do what they can to keep weapons out of schools, with students playing a key role, the Herald reports. More from the Sun-Sentinel.

Polk sees its first enrollment decline in 18 years, the Lakeland Ledger reports.

BREAKING UP? Florida A&M and FSU consider splitting their shared College of Engineering in two, the Tallahassee Democrat reports.

PLEASE HELP: With their endowments and government support drying up, many Florida colleges and universities turn to their alumni to help fill the funding gap, Florida Today reports.

[Last modified: Tuesday, May 25, 2010 10:04am]


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