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Florida education news: Auto mechanics, college tuition, K-8 schools and more



d4s_autojobs042212a_219316c.jpegAUTO MECHANICS STILL IN DEMAND: And Hillsborough Community College continues to supply them. (Times photo, Kathleen Flynn)

WHAT'S UP WITH ST. NICHOLAS? The private school, that is. It has caused some confusion by moving to Pasco County shortly after applying for charter status in Pinellas County.

PERFECTLY PLEASED: St. Petersburg College trustees say president Bill Law has exceeded their expectations.

DO THE RIGHT THING: Gov. Rick Scott should veto a bill that would like universities place major tuition hikes on students, and instead find comprehensive higher education funding reform, the Times editorializes. The Bradenton Herald agrees.

STILL TRYING: A Manatee County woman keeps trying to pass the FCAT reading test years after finishing high school, the Bradenton Herald reports.

FOCUS, PEOPLE: The Lake County School Board should abandon plans to talk about school prayer and focus on education instead, Orlando Sentinel columnist Lauren Ritchie writes.

SUPPORT YOUR TEACHERS: Florida must do more to attract and retain top educators, the Fort Myers News-Press editorializes.

FCAT FOCUS: Indian River schools begin preparing students for the annual exam in kindergarten, the Vero Beach Press-Journal reports.

COMMUNITY FEELING: The Manatee school district eyes converting two elementary schools into K-8 campuses, the Herald-Tribune reports.

LABOR NEWS: Brevard teachers appeal a magistrate's recommendations in their contract impasse, Florida Today reports.

HIGH PRESSURE SYSTEM: Seminole's new superintendent faces many demands as he takes the reins, the Orlando Sentinel reports.

[Last modified: Sunday, April 22, 2012 6:59am]


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