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Moneycut BUDGET DILEMMAS: In Pinellas, officials face some tough questions as they consider whether to close some schools. In Pasco, leaders suggest that layoffs might play a role in coping with revenue shortfalls.

SCHEDULES BACK TO NORMAL: An arbitrator rules that Pinellas violated its contract in changing middle school teachers' schedule and orders things back the way they were. Teachers celebrate, while administrators fret over the financial implications.

TOUGH CHOICE: Sarasota School Board members consider pay cuts, layoffs and other teacher expenses as a way to save money, the Herald-Tribune reports.

SEEKING RELIEF: Acknowledging new money is out of the question, Broward board members ask their legislative delegation to at least let districts spend the money they do have more flexibly, the Miami Herald reports.

FIGHTING BACK: As bullying moves to the Internet, some Collier parents seek to combat it with a new Cyber Bully Support Group, the Naples Daily News reports.

GOING GREEN: Lee is the latest district to build environmentally friendly schools, the Fort Myers News-Press reports.

REPORTING FOR THE BIGS: FIU journalism students will become stringers for South Florida's three major newspapers, the Miami Herald reports.

DRAWN IN: FAU calls out the legal guns over a fake post "from the president" on, the Palm Beach Post reports.

PUBLIC RECORDS REQUEST: Volusia teachers want to know why a Lakeland man is seeking personal information about them, the Daytona Beach News-Journal reports.

AROUND THE NATION: A California teacher sells ads on his exams to offset the copying costs, USA Today reports. Civic leaders are urging L.A. superintendent David Brewer to pack it up, the L.A. Times reports. A new study suggests that too much media negatively affects children, the Washington Post reports.


[Last modified: Tuesday, May 25, 2010 10:06am]


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