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Education news and notes from Tampa Bay and Florida

Florida education news: FCAT, UF tuition, student scholarships and more

Dollars SPECIAL TREATMENT: Florida lawmakers slide a provision into law that would give UF and FSU a leg up over other universities in applying all their tuition revenue to academics instead of financial aid.

FCAT RESULTS: Check out the details of how third graders performed in Hillsborough, Pinellas, Pasco and Hernando.

TALKING ABOUT CELL TOWERS: The Hillsborough County Commission holds public hearings on the safety of cell towers near schools.

Pac_hudson052209_69266c GRADUATION PREPARATION: River Ridge High seniors go out in style with a formal breakfast. • Hudson High seniors get soaked and silly at their field day celebration. (Times photo, Brendan Fitterer)

LOOKING TO LEAVE: Hernando superintendent Wayne Alexander might be the top choice to lead a Rhode Island school district. Or not. No one is saying.

SWINE FLU: One kid at a Pasco school had it. But the student is all better now, and school remains in session.

LESSONS IN DEAF EDUCATION: Blossom Montessori in Pinellas teaches deaf students what they need to get ahead in life.

TOO MUCH: The State Board of Education sends the wrong message in raising teacher certification test fees above the cost of the Bar Exam, the Times editorializes.

SOMEONE LISTENED: Collier delays action on its bid over child care services after parents voice concerns, the Naples Daily News reports.

DON'T DRINK, OK? Lee school and community officials launch a major anti-drinking campaign for the county's students, the Fort Myers News-Press reports.

SURPRISE! Fifteen Broward students get $20,000 scholarships from the district as officials decide that's how they want to spend their Broad Prize, the Miami Herald reports.

ALL OVER: Santa Rosa makes the closing of one small school official, the Pensacola News-Journal reports.

[Last modified: Tuesday, May 25, 2010 10:24am]


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