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Brogan and crist CLOSER LOOK AT BROGAN: FAU’s reputation and profile have risen under the former lieutenant governor (and now top candidate for university system chancellor), but some say academic quality has suffered, the Palm Beach Post reports. (Photo from

SURVEY SAYS: Pinellas Superintendent Julie Janssen gets a lot more thumbs up than down, the St. Petersburg Times reports.

PRINCIPALS GONE WILD: A third Palm Beach County principal is in hot water after using district funds for questionable expenses, the Palm Beach Post reports.

TEACHER IN TROUBLE: A second grade teacher in Lee County is accused of sexual contact with two of his students, the Fort Myers News Press reports. More from the Naples Daily Ne.

COMMUNITY COLLEGE BOOST: Edison College likes President Obama’s plan to pump $12 billion into community colleges to expand workforce training, online learning and revamped facilities, the Fort Myers News Press reports.

UF SETTLEMENT: Former UF College of Medicine dean gets $517,000 in a settlement after being accused of sending defamatory emails, the Gainesville Sun reports.

AVE MARIA SETTLEMENT: Two former Ave Maria law professors settle after being denied tenure, the Naples Daily News reports.

SETTLEMENT TALKS OVER SPORTS: Both sides agree to work towards a settlement in a gender equity lawsuit filed against the FHSAA, the Orlando Sentinel reports.

COLLEGIATE SCHOOL: State College of Florida, Manatee-Sarasota explores the possibility of a collegiate school, beginning with middle school students, the Bradenton Herald reports.

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