Florida education news: College tuition, scholarships, student privacy and more
PAY UP: USF students will pay more than half their college costs for the first time as tuition rises and state funding decreases.
GETTING CLOSER: Hillsborough school officials say they're nearing a point where students promised scholarships as part of a teaching academy program will be able to get them.
AT RISK? Parents at Pasco's River Ridge High School complain that a student who threatened to kill students is allowed to return to classes, while district officials say little because of student privacy laws.
TIME TO GRIEVE: A Winter Park high school delays FCAT testing after two students are discovered murdered, WESH-TV reports.
TOO TENSE: Florida teachers feel the pressure of the FCAT, the Fort Myers News-Press reports.
CUTTING COSTS: Broward high schools will eliminate the block schedule in order to save money and reduce class sizes, but complaints about increased teacher loads are expected, the Sun-Sentinel reports. The district also plans to lay off hundreds of school bookkeepers and budgetkeepers, the Sun-Sentinel reports.
FROZEN FEE: The Marion School Board proposes suspending school impact fees for a second year, the Ocala Star-Banner reports.
HOW MUCH? Orange School Board members can't agree on their new superintendent's pay package, the Orlando Sentinel reports.
READY TO GO: Osceola's superintendent criticizes the School Board and says he's willing to step aside, less than a year after the previous superintendent did essentially the same thing, the Orlando Sentinel reports.