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Florida education news: Overpriced textbooks, graduation rates, migrant students and more



A4S_stubblefield1129_96252c OVERCHARGED: The former manager of St. Petersburg College's Clearwater campus book store claims the store's owner systematically overcharged SPC students, an accusation the college and the company deny. (Times photo, Douglas Clifford)

FINISHING UP: The University of South Florida aims to improve its six-year graduation rate.

JOB ONE: Florida lawmakers must make public education paramount as the voters have mandated, the Miami Herald editorializes.

NEW DIRECTION: Edison State College creates a School of Education as it begins grouping its degree programs, the Fort Myers News-Press reports.

AT LAST, A HOME: The Imagine charter school in Manatee moves from portables outside an ice rink to a new permanent structure, the Bradenton Herald reports.

BACK TO SCHOOL: Collier schools see an influx of migrant students returning later than usual as their families are forced to work longer because of the economy, the Naples Daily News reports.

GETTING GREENER: Florida Atlantic University adopts three new environmentally friendly initiatives, the Sun-Sentinel reports.

RUNNING FSU: At least 18 people have applied to serve as Florida State University's next president, the Herald-Tribune reports.

HOMELESS: Alachua schools see a growing number of children without homes, the Gainesville Sun reports.

[Last modified: Tuesday, May 25, 2010 10:43am]


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