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Florida education news: FCAT, student funding, Rick Scott's influence and more

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images.jpgFCAT FATE: The FCAT has changed the stakes of Florida's education system, and recent problems have caused a heated backlash from opponents of the test's broad reach.

LOW FUNDING: Florida is among the states with the lowest per-student funding, CNN reports.

RECONSIDER: Florida Gulf Coast University trustees ponder an appeal of the decision to let them raise tuition by 12 percent when they wanted 14 percent, the Naples Daily News reports.

ON THE MOVE: A Palm Beach elementary school will move to temporary classrooms for two years while its own campus is rebuilt, the Palm Beach Post reports.

PAY UP: Marion school employees will see their health insurance premiums rise 7 percent, the Ocala Star-Banner reports.

INFLUENCE: Gov. Rick Scott's impact on Florida universities rises as his appointees take over, the Herald-Tribune reports.

EXAM CONTROVERSY: A dispute arises over edits to Okaloosa's end-of-course exams, the Northwest Florida Daily News reports.

FED UP: Osceola's superintendent retires early, leaving a divided board to try to replace him, the Orlando Sentinel reports.

TAKING SIDES: More details emerge in the battle over signatures and the staying power of State College of Florida president Lars Hafner, the Bradenton Herald reports.

[Last modified: Friday, June 22, 2012 9:19pm]

    

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