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Education news and notes from Tampa Bay and Florida

Today's news: Stimulus funds, school start times, a college name change and more



Hernand_Broward_2275588 DUMP HIM: The Hernando teachers association calls on its School Board to fire superintendent Wayne Alexander.

R.I.P.: Largo High remembers LeShawn Smith, who died in a car crash.

VANDALIZED: Hillsborough's Monroe Middle School suffered $60,000 in vandalism over break.

TOP OF THE CLASS: Locks of Love, Relay for Life benefits from teachers' haircutsGlobal celebration at Brooksville Elementary raises quarters for cancer

A BIG HOLE TO FILL: Florida lawmakers still don't know if they can count on millions in federal education stabilization funds to balance their budget, the Florida Times-Union reports. • FAU officials say the one-time stimulus money won't cover all the gaps in its spending, the Palm Beach Post reports.

WAITING LIST: For just the second time, Florida Gulf Coast University creates a waiting list for students seeking admission, the Fort Myers News-Press reports.

FOR THOSE WHO ARE COUNTING: Manatee prepares to slash 65 teaching jobs, the Bradenton Herald reports. • Leon's school-level cuts will lead to job losses, the Tallahassee Democrat reports.

MCC NO MORE: Manatee Community College changes its name to State College of Florida, the Bradenton Herald reports.

IMPEDING PROGRESS: Concerns mount that plans to close six Orange schools will academically hurt the low-income, mostly black children who attend them, the Orlando Sentinel reports.

INSURANCE NEEDED: Florida's universities might require students to have health insurance to gain admission, the Sun-Sentinel reports.

WATCHING THE CLOCK: Leon families adjust to new school start times, and some aren't too happy, the Tallahassee Democrat reports.

FINANCIAL WOES: Flagler's three oldest charter schools get blasted in an audit, the Daytona Beach News-Journal reports.

PICK ME: Brevard interviews three of five superintendent candidates, Florida Today reports.


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