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Hernand_whaley_2394359_2_2 LOSING THE 'VOICE OF REASON': Retiring Pasco School Board member Marge Whaley always took the time to ask, listen and notice when someone had done a good job, columnist Gail Diederich writes.

Jim_malcolm_copy_2 AN INDEPENDENT THINKER: Retiring Hernando School Board member Jim Malcolm has plenty of ideas, and he did his best to use them to make the system better, columnist Dan DeWitt writes.

GET TO WORK: Florida lawmakers need to get real about the state's financial crisis and find a new set of possible solutions than cutting and waiting, the Times editorializes.

GO TO SCHOOL: High absentee rates have Treasure Coast educators concerned, the Port St. Lucie Tribune reports. More here.

THEY CAN HARDLY WAIT: Lake schools get a new superintendent on Tuesday, ushering in what many expect to be a new and less tumultuous era, the Orlando Sentinel reports.

SEX CRIMES ON THE RISE: Try though they might, teachers unions and administrators cannot stop all educators from preying upon children, the Orlando Sentinel reports.

AN ANTI-BULLY RALLY: More than 1,000 Broward students plan to gather to call for an end to bullying, the Miami Herald reports.

PERFECT LESSON: A Palm Beach teacher uses the bad economy to teach students how to be frugal, the Palm Beach Post reports.

PLENTY TO DO: New Manatee superintendent Tim McGonegal will start by trying to find common ground with the district's teachers union, the Herald-Tribune reports.

SEX ED: Volusia considers expanding its "abstinence only" program in the high schools to include topics such as birth control, the Daytona Beach News-Journal reports.

AROUND THE NATION: Some Utah school children learn how to appreciate opera, the Salt Lake Tribune reports. Indiana University renames one of its gyms that had honored a racist alum by adding the name of the school's first black basketball player to the plaque, the Chicago Tribune reports. School letter grades offer just a small and incomplete picture of a school's successes and failures, the NY Times reports.

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


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