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Education news and notes from Tampa Bay and Florida

Florida education news: Financial aid, athlete recruiting, school fights and more



a4s_biden020712b_209567c.jpegKEEP COSTS DOWN: Vice President Joe Biden visits FSU to tout the administration's plan to reduce financial aid support for students at universities that raise tuition. (AP photo)

SHARE THE TAX: A Florida Senate committee moves a bill that would force school districts to share their capital improvements tax revenue with charter schools, unlike the House which removed that provision. 

BAD BEHAVIOR: A Gulf Middle School student is arrested for attempting to set another boy on fire in a school restroom.

RECRUITING POSSIBILITIES: A proposal to allow Florida private and charter schools to start their own athletic association could pave the way for student recruiting.

STILL FIGHTING: A push to eliminate bullying in Florida schools has not made much of a dent in school fights, the Fort Myers News-Press reports.

NO AUTHORITY: The Seminole school district challenges the state's power to consider appeals of charter school denials, the Orlando Sentinel reports.

THIS SCHOOL BROUGHT TO YOU BY ...: The Manatee School Board explores the idea of corporate sponsorships for added funding, the Bradenton Herald reports. Meanwhile, the district considers getting rid of its staff lawyer in favor of cheaper hourly legal work, the Herald-Tribune reports.

ANOTHER ALTERNATIVE: Two Miami-Dade moms start a cooperative school to get their children the education they want, the Sun-Sentinel reports.

SLOWING DOWN: Enrollment slows at some Florida community colleges as students' funds are tapped out, the Naples Daily News reports.

TOO THIN: Orange School Board members complain about their limited pool of superintendent candidates, the Orlando Sentinel reports.

[Last modified: Tuesday, February 7, 2012 6:14am]


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