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MORE VOUCHERS? Rep. Will Weatherford files a bill that would expand Florida's corporate tax credit scholarship program.

Pac_books012109a_53506c CELEBRATING OBAMA: Cox Elementary fifth graders get a free biography about the new president on his historic inauguration day. (Times photo, Keri Wiginton)

GO AHEAD AND LOOK: The Hernando School Board tells superintendent Wayne Alexander he's done nothing wrong in seeking new employment.

PINELLAS TEACHERS SUE: The union accuses superintendent Julie Janssen of violating its contract.

MORE PAIN AHEAD: Pasco superintendent Heather Fiorentino warns her board to expect another budget cutting special session before the year is out, and then more cuts for 2009-10. Brevard looks at cuts with the same message in mind, Florida Today reports.

A NICE GESTURE, BUT ... Several Hernando administrators offer to give back their raises; the School Board says they deserve the money.

WANTED - ANOTHER NEW PRINCIPAL: Moon Lake Elementary in Pasco is losing its third leader in one year.

TOP OF THE CLASS: New Fox Chapel Middle School worker ready to help parents; Hernando students celebrate Literacy Week with tree frog tale; Sanders Memorial Elementary finds winning strategy with chess club

SCHOOL CLOSINGS: St. Lucie becomes the latest to look into consolidating schools as a way to save money, the Port St. Lucie Tribune reports. Meanwhile, some Escambia parents protest the planned closure of their school, the Pensacola News-Journal reports.

NOT ALL EYES ON OBAMA: At least one Vero Beach mom is upset her child's teacher taught a math lesson rather than letting the class watch Tuesday's inauguration, the Vero Beach Press-Journal reports.

PREEMPTIVE STRIKE: Manatee sues Joel Chandler before the Polk dad can sue the district over his request for employees' dependent information, the Bradenton Herald reports.

NEW PROTECTIONS: Florida Gulf Coast University adds sexual orientation to its anti-discrimination policies, the Fort Myers News-Press reports.

SEEKING ALTERNATIVES: Seminole considers opening its own school especially for expelled students, the Orlando Sentinel reports.

STEP UP: Alachua teachers get step increases but no raises, the Gainesville Sun reports.

[Last modified: Tuesday, May 25, 2010 10:12am]


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