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Florida education news: Education budget, FCAT cheating, field trips and more



imgres-1.jpegBUDGET CEREMONY: Gov. Rick Scott will sign the new state budget into law at a Jacksonville school to stress that he got his request for more education funding. 

EXTRA HELP: The University of South Florida makes it easier for military veterans to pursue master's degrees in business

FCAT CHEATING: A Miami charter school principal is suspended for tampering with student FCAT booklets, the Miami Herald reports. 

LESS ART: Lake County school officials predict more students will need remediation after this year's FCAT, meaning less time for electives like art and music, reports. 

CAMPUS LIFE: The University of North Florida makes it possible for some students with intellectual disabilities to attend college and live in the dorms, the Florida Times-Union reports. 

LEGAL FEES: The Manatee School Board focuses on its legal department as it looks for ways to reduce expenses, the Herald-Tribune reports. 

FIELD TRIP FINANCES: Palm Beach school principals look for stricter rules on the handling of expensive field trips, the Sun-Sentinel reports. 

PITCH TIME: The three finalists for Seminole schools superintendent tell the School Board why they think they're best for the job, the Orlando Sentinel reports. 

THINK AGAIN: UF students protest proposed cuts to the university's computer and information science and engineering department, the Gainesville Sun reports. 

[Last modified: Tuesday, April 17, 2012 6:44am]


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