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Florida education news: Financial emergency, college costs, middle school sports and more



Eliminate-credit-card-debt-legally-200X200 ON THE RIGHT PATH: Jefferson County schools work their way out of a financial emergency by paring back spending and eliminating debt, the Tallahassee Democrat reports.

WORTH IT: The Florida Resident Access Grant, which helps top students stay in-state and attending private colleges, is a value worth preserving, the Miami Herald editorializes.

MORE ON LOCAL TAXES: The Herald-Tribune continues its Q&A session with Sarasota superintendent Lori White about the district's request to extend a local property tax for schools.

LABOR NEWS: Three teachers vie to lead the United Teachers of Dade, the Miami Herald reports.

NO MORE MIDDLE MAN: Florida Gulf Coast University and Hodges University cut their ties with private lenders in the student loan process, the Fort Myers News-Press reports.

SCHOLARSHIP CAP: A consortium of north Florida colleges considers capping the amount it gives each student in scholarships so more needy students can have access to the funds, the Florida Times-Union reports.

BOOK KEEPING: Lake schools plan to charge families the full cost for lost or damaged textbooks and other media, regardless of age or condition, the Orlando Sentinel reports. 

HUGE RESPONSE: Interest is higher than expected as St. Johns offers middle school sports for the first time in a decade, the St. Augustine Record reports.

[Last modified: Tuesday, May 25, 2010 10:51am]


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