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Florida education news: Busing, gardens, prekindergarten and more

WHAT'S NEXT? Gov. Rick Scott has some big decisions to make as he reviews the Legislature's budget, which some have urged him to veto.

SAFE TRAVELS: The Pinellas school district seeks funding for student busing near what it considers a hazardous walking route for San Jose Elementary.

PEACEFUL RESPITE: Students at Athenian Academy in Pasco County use their school garden as an escape from stress.

NOT READY: Florida's Voluntary Pre-K program has a middling rate of success in Escambia County, the Pensacola News-Journal reports.

SAVE THE ART: Students at a Broward high school fight to keep their ceiling artwork that has been deemed a fire hazard, the Sun-Sentinel reports.

HANDS OFF: Marion schools have no business paddling students, Ocala Star-Banner columnist Jim Ross writes.

CUFF 'EM: A grandmother complains after a 12-year-old Orange middle schooler is handcuffed on accusations she stole a classmate's cell phone, the Orlando Sentinel reports.

[Last modified: Sunday, May 5, 2013 6:32am]


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