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Florida education news: FAMU scandals, FCAT scoring, rising tuition and more

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a4s_famu061112_226178c.jpegANOTHER FINE MESS: FAMU president James Ammons, under fire for his stewardship, promises to fix things — just as presidents before have pledged. 

ON THE RUN: All four Hillsborough School Board members up for reelection face opposition.

TESTING TROUBLE: The scoring sleight of hand of Florida's FCAT writing test leads to cracks in the system, NY Times columnist Michael Winerip writes. 

CONSIDER THE CONSUMERS: Florida's new higher education task force needs to look into controlling steadily rising tuition costs, the Daytona Beach News-Journal editorializes.

LONG RANGE PLANS: Sarasota superintendent Lori White announces her retirement — in 2017, the Bradenton Herald reports.

PRICEY PRESERVATION: The cost of restoring an historic Palm Beach school rises to nearly $2 million, the Sun-Sentinel reports.

IMPOSSIBLE: Some Okaloosa parents and students complain that the state's end-of-course exams included information the schools didn't teach, the Northwest Florida Daily News reports.

ADJUSTING: The Polk school district works to accommodate a growing number of Hispanic students, the Ledger reports.

BALANCING ACT: Palm Beach schools try to fill under-capacity schools while easing crowding at others, the Palm Beach Post reports.

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