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Florida education news: Higher education priorities, sex education, school recognition bonuses and more



imgres.jpegSTAKING OUT POSITIONS: Florida International University president Mark Rosenberg talks about STEM courses, tenure and tuition as lawmakers prepare to tackle the issues. (University of Wisconsin photo)

MYOB: Florida A&M trustees reject Gov. Rick Scott's recommendation to suspend president James Ammons during investigations into hazing at the school. More from the Associated Press.

FCAT CUT SCORES: The Florida Board of Education raises the FCAT passing standard for all grade levels tested. More from the Orlando Sentinel.

CHARTER SCHOOL WOES: Miami-Dade School Board member Raquel Regalado says her daughter with autism was turned away from a charter school, StateImpact Florida reports. • Florida lawmakers with ties to charter schools have ethics problems when they pass laws to benefit their enterprise, Times columnist Dan Ruth writes.

SEX EDUCATION: Abstinence-only programs in north Florida schools has not stemmed the problems of teen pregnancy, the Florida Independent reports. 

SHOW THEM THE MONEY: Some southwest Florida teachers are upset that their school recognition bonuses haven't yet been delivered, the Fort Myers News-Press reports.

BULLYING LAWSUIT: A Volusia mom sues the school district alleging her middle-school son was bullied as a teacher stood by, the Daytona Beach News-Journal reports.

LABOR NEWS: The Broward Teachers Union docks ousted president Pat Santeramo's final payout by the amount officials say he owed in personal credit card charges and salary overpayments, the Miami Herald reports.

LITERACY FUNDS: Programs that provide free books to needy students in Immokalee face budget woes, the Naples Daily News reports.

[Last modified: Tuesday, December 20, 2011 6:06am]


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