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Juicyblog_55724c 'GOOD RIDDANCE': Student leaders at the University of Florida and the University of South Florida are glad to see gossipy disappear.

SENATORS ON CLASS SIZE: Key Senate education leaders say the time may have come to put the class-size amendment back on the ballot, the Daytona Beach News-Journal reports.

A PENNY FOR YOUR SCHOOL? The FEA continues pushing for a three-year, 1 percent sales tax dedicated to education funding, the Orlando Sentinel reports.

COURT ALLOWS BOOK'S REMOVAL: A federal appeals court rules that Miami-Dade did nothing wrong in pulling a controversial children's book about Cuba out of its school libraries, the Miami Herald reports.

SAVE SOMEWHERE ELSE: Lee teachers' response to a district survey shows a clear unwillingness to take a pay cut to help balance the budget, the Fort Myers News-Press reports.

MORE HOMELESS STUDENTS: The closure of a mobile home park in Broward forces area schools to increase aid to homeless children, the Miami Herald reports.

WANT INSURANCE? PAY FOR IT: Orange school employees face the prospect of paying their own health insurance premiums for the first time as the district seeks cost-savings, the Orlando Sentinel reports.

THEY NEED THE MONEY, BUT ... Putnam school officials consider the idea of a temporary suspension of school impact fees, the Palatka Daily News reports.


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