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Veto VETO LIKELY: Gov. Crist says he might reject an $11-million cut for teacher performance pay.

IT'S A CONTRACT: Pinellas district leaders shouldn't act like a binding employment agreement only matters when it's convenient, columnist Howard Troxler writes.

SHIFTING BOUNDARIES: Hundreds of east Hillsborough parents turn out to talk about how new elementary zones will affect their children. Meanwhile, the district plans even more zone changes for high schools.

SEEKING HIGHER OFFICE: Pasco board member Kathryn Starkey plans to run for Florida House District 45.

FIND THE MONEY: Florida Board of Education members call for a closer look at sales tax exemptions and question whether the Legislature adequately supports public education, the Miami Herald reports. A Senate select committee begins hearings on how to deal with the economic crisis, the Palm Beach Post reports.

SCHOOL STRUGGLES: The Diocese of Miami follows a national trend in closing several schools amid low enrollment and shrinking financial resources, the Miami Herald reports.

Tp_285439_zupp_friday_2_3 TAKE A HIKE: Duval considers cutting student bus service to save $4-million, the Florida Times-Union reports. (Times file photo)

REJECTED: Mavericks in Education continues to rack up denials to its charter proposals, this time in Palm Beach, the Palm Beach Post reports.

EXPANSION PLANS: Manatee Community College amps up its planned library addition as it expects enrollment to soar, the Bradenton Herald reports.

GOING FOUR-YEAR: Santa Fe College gets approval for its first bachelor's degree programs, the Gainesville Sun reports.

MORE IN-DEPTH: A new state grading system would help Florida families better understand what goes on inside high schools, the Sun-Sentinel reports.

FLAGLER AND CHANDLER: Flagler schools plan to comply with a Polk man's public records request, but Joel Chandler doesn't intend to drop his lawsuit against the district, the Daytona Beach News-Journal reports.

AROUND THE NATION: The country's financial crisis poses a special threat to rural schools, the LA Times reports. The U.S. Supreme Court rules that students who are sexually harassed may sue under federal law, USA Today reports. An Illinois judge says a law requiring a moment of silence in public schools is unconstitutional, the NY Times reports.

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


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