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Florida education news: Magnet schools, professor pay, student protest zones and more



news00.jpegCLOSER LOOK: Two Florida senators call for an audit into USF Polytechnic amid accusations of misuse of funds. • There are more than two sides in the discussions over whether to let USF Poly go independent, the Lakeland Ledger reports. (Ledger photo)

OPEN UP: Hernando leaders need to make their magnet schools more accessible, the Times editorializes.

CHAMBER AGENDA: The Florida Chamber of Commerce calls for more public money going to private schools, the Florida Independent reports.

NEEDS IMPROVEMENT: Duval gets poor turnout for its meetings aimed at engaging the public in turning around its intervene schools, the Florida Times-Union reports.

BELOW AVERAGE: Gov. Rick Scott's release of Florida university faculty salaries shows that pay is less than what peers in other states earn, the Orlando Sentinel reports.

STUDENT PROTESTS: Northwest Florida State College won't create student protest zones because students can already protest where they like so long as they're not disruptive, the Panama City News-Herald reports.

HOT SEAT: Some Florida lawmakers call for added oversight at Edison State College in the wake of administration troubles, the Fort Myers News-Press reports.

ON LIBERAL ARTS: UF president Bernie Machen defends the value of liberal arts education as Gov. Rick Scott suggests such degrees aren't needed, the Gainesville Sun reports.

[Last modified: Friday, October 21, 2011 6:14am]


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