MORE BRAIN DRAIN: The University of South Florida loses its business dean and a key researcher as top-flight academics continue to depart Florida universities for greener pastures.
A RARE WIN: Pinellas gets a judge's agreement to fire a teacher the district had deemed incompetent.
STILL WAITING: Pasco revises its impact fee needs as it awaits the County Commission's action on its request.
SOME TRADE: Oral Roberts University's board chairman donates $10 million to Southeastern University in Lakeland, where Oral Roberts found its new president, the Tulsa World reports.
RALLIES FOR EDUCATION: Seminole plans events all over the county to raise awareness for its funding needs, the Oviedo Voice reports.
STIMULUS SNAG: Florida might not be able to get its share of the federal package aimed at schools because it has already cut the education budget too much, the Orlando Sentinel reports.
TEACHER NEWS: Indian River might fire all 251 of its teachers on annual contract, the Vero Beach Press-Journal reports. A special magistrate rules that Miami-Dade should not have to pay teacher raises, the Miami Herald reports. Volusia teachers and administrators clash over pay during contract negotiations, the Daytona Beach News-Journal reports.
NO SUB, NO CLASS: At DeLand High in Volusia, the substitute teacher budget is so low that some kids end up just sitting in an old gym when their teacher calls in sick, the Orlando Sentinel reports.