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Education news and notes from Tampa Bay and Florida

Florida education news: Gifted education, FCAT, college credits and more

MORE TIME ON TASK: Pinellas will expand its gifted program to all elementary schools to end the need for time spent on buses.

FCAT: Pasco schools see student performance moving in the right direction, but leaders say more work is needed.

NEXT STEPS: A growing number of Pasco high school seniors are graduating with college credits and degrees.

BUDGET CUTS: Manatee parents petition the superintendent to solve the district's budget shortfall without laying off teachers, the Bradenton Herald reports. • Unexpected cost increases create a bigger budget shortfall than expected for Polk schools, the Ledger reports.

IMPACT FEES: A Broward developer disputes the school district's proposed impact fee for a condo high rise, the Sun-Sentinel reports.

NOT ENOUGH: The Broward school district can't afford needed building improvements with existing revenue, the Sun-Sentinel reports.

BUS SAFETY: The Bay School Board approves surveillance cameras for its school buses, the Panama City News-Herald reports.

TRYOUT: The Lee School Board picks a high school principal as its new superintendent for a year, or longer if things work out, the Fort Myers News-Press reports. More from the Naples Daily News.

NEW DIRECTIONS: Sarasota schools prepare for life without media specialists, the Herald-Tribune reports.

[Last modified: Wednesday, May 29, 2013 6:03am]


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