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December

FOR THE FUTURE: Hernando looks to emerging job trends in creating four new career academies that can meet needs of the new economy.

Images STUDENT SUES OVER FACEBOOK: A former Pembroke Pines Charter High student has sued the school's principal for suspending her over negative comments about a teacher posted on Facebook, the Sun-Sentinel reports.

A JOB FOR THE SCHOOL DISTRICT: Duval is the only bidder to run the city of Jacksonville's five out-of-school suspension centers, the Florida Times-Union reports.

MESSAGE TO COURTS -- BUTT OUT: The Florida court system needs to let state government fulfill its obligation to provide a high-quality public education, Florida School Choice Fund president Doug Tuthill writes in an op-ed for the Tallahassee Democrat.

FIGHT FOR CHANNEL 19: The Palm Beach and Broward school districts battle for position on the cable lineup, Sun-Sentinel columnist Ralph De La Cruz writes.

Schoolbus794847 LESS BUSING: Sarasota considers cuts in bus service to save about $1-million, the Herald-Tribune reports.

SMART SCIENCE: There are still plenty of Florida students who love intricate, multiyear science projects, the Palm Beach Post reports.

A LITTLE HELP, PLEASE: The FAMU Marching 100 band seeks financial assistance so it can march in Obama's inaugural parade, the Tallahassee Democrat reports.

TAKE IT: UF president Bernie Machen says he'll donate his $285,000 performance bonus to needy student scholarships, the Gainesville Sun reports.

PAY FIGHT: Bay teachers argue with the administration over plans to cut the salaries of educators in their sixth year of the state deferred retirement plan, the Panama City News Herald reports.

AROUND THE NATION: Los Angeles superintendent David Brewer will take a buyout, the L.A. Times reports. The Gates Foundation will spend $13-million to study the effects of paying students for good grades, the L.A. Times reports. The number of students taking the GRE has dropped after years of growth, the NY Times reports.

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