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Education news and notes from Tampa Bay and Florida

Florida education news: College tuition, school impact fees, education savings accounts and more



capanddiploma_171188a.jpegPRICED OUT: The rising costs of Florida's higher education system might price some students out of the market.

'AWARENESS, AWARENESS, AWARENESS': Florida colleges and universities stand at higher alert four years after a shooting massacre at Virginia Tech. 

GETTING UGLY: The battle over Pasco's school impact fees turns nasty in e-mails. The County Commission will consider a temporary reduction on Tuesday.

ENOUGH EXCUSES: The response of Pinellas school leaders to poor performance by black students instills no confidence, the Times editorializes.

PAY PLANS: Orange school officials work on a complex teacher salary schedule that they're unsure will work, the Orlando Sentinel reports.

VIRTUALLY: At least Florida lawmakers plan to increase funding for virtual education, the Stuart News editorializes.

FCAT FIXATION: More than a decade after changing Florida's school system to become FCAT dependent, results show that there's still no consistency in student performance, the Palm Beach Post editorializes.

DIFFENDOOFER DAY: An Alachua elementary school celebrates the end of FCAT testing with kickball and a look forward to more learning, the Gainesville Sun reports.

UNFAIR: Rejected candidates for a Broward counselor job talk about the unfair way the interviews were handled, the Miami Herald reports.

VOUCHERS FOR ALL: A bill to offer Florida families education savings accounts gets a "courtesy" hearing in the Legislature, the News Service of Florida reports.

TOO TALL: Key West residents are upset with a new Monroe middle school that violates the city's height restrictions, the Keynoter reports.

Visit the Gradebook at noon for an interview with Pinellas School Board member Lew Williams.

[Last modified: Saturday, April 16, 2011 7:02am]


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