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Florida education news: Rick Scott, school class size, flat tuition and more



a4s_scott110510_148029c.jpgGETTING TO WORK: Newly elected Florida governor Rick Scott announces his transition team. (AP photo)

NEW BACKPACK: A Pasco County fourth grader gives up his controversial backpack that his dad had fought to let him keep. 

ALWAYS IN REVISION: The Collier School Board works on creating a strategic plan, the Naples Daily News reports.

IN A BIND: The failure of Amendment 8 puts schools and lawmakers in a difficult situation with a class size mandate and a budget crisis, reports. • Panhandle school district leaders ponder how they will comply going forward, the Pensacola News-Journal reports.

LABOR NEWS: The Duval teachers union files an unfair labor practices complaint against the district, saying another union is being given inappropriate access to members, the Florida Times-Union reports.

FLAT TUITION: The Florida Board of Governors gives the public universities permission to charge a flat tuition rate regardless of number of credits taken, the Miami Herald reports. More from the Gainesville Sun.

ONLINE EDUCATION: Some University of Florida students take their courses online from their dorms, even when the class is live just a few minutes away, the NY Times reports.

COLLEGE SUED: A Christian group has sued Palm Beach State College for kicking a student promoting a conservative cause off the campus, the Palm Beach Post reports.

EVERYBODY MOVE: Volusia works with parents to rezone some attendance boundaries, the Daytona Beach News-Journal reports.

NO CONSTRUCTION: Seminole officials consider a halt to all construction to evaluate the money the district has available in the wake of a tax referendum failure, the Orlando Sentinel reports.

[Last modified: Friday, November 5, 2010 6:34am]


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