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Florida education news: Prepaid college tuition, late test results, school class size rules and more



floridaprepaid.jpegNO MORE PREPAID? A key Florida senator proposes ending the state's popular prepaid tuition plan. • Meanwhile, UF's president continues to push for a tuition increase, the Gainesville Sun reports.

OPEN MINDED: A Springstead High teacher gives her students insights into the world, regardless of complaints from one resident, columnist Dan DeWitt writes.

LATE AGAIN: Results for Florida's new algebra end-of-course exams are expected to be delivered after many districts end their school year, the Orlando Sentinel reports.

CAN'T GET IN: Above-average Florida high school students with B averages find access to the state's public universities limited, the Sun-Sentinel reports.

CLASS SIZE LIMITS: A bill to ease Florida's class size rules easily passes its first Senate committee stop, the AP reports.

RESTORE THE TRUST: The Florida Department of Education will send its investigator general to Broward on Monday, the Sun-Sentinel reports.

TELL THE LAWMAKERS: Manatee school officials keep drumming the message about school finances in Tallahassee, hoping someone will listen, the Bradenton Herald reports.

WHERE'S THE SNITCH? Some Collier middle school students form a quidditch club, the Naples Daily News reports.

LABOR NEWS: The Walton teachers association reaches a tentative contract deal, the Northwest Florida Daily News reports.

SETTLED: The Flagler school district reaches an agreement with a gay student who sued because he was harassed in school, the St. Augustine Record reports.

[Last modified: Friday, March 18, 2011 6:14am]


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