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Florida education news: Rick Scott's budget, dual enrollment, guns on campus and more



PRO EDUCATION: Gov. Rick Scott proposes a budget that pleases Democrats and educators more than tea party Republicans. • UF officials are encouraged by Scott's budget recommendations for the university, the Gainesville Sun reports.

DUAL ENROLLMENT: Pasco and Hernando school and college leaders try to cope with rising interest, and rising costs, of dual enrollment courses.

COMMUNICATION LACKING: Dunedin leaders are upset that they can't have a conversation about school bus concerns with Pinellas district leaders.

FINISH IN FOUR: Gov. Rick Scott promotes a university tuition freeze for students who complete their degrees in four years, the Fort Myers News-Press reports.

DOWNGRADED: Fitch downgrades the Manatee school district's bond rating, the Bradenton Herald reports. • Documents from a recent forensic audit show a Manatee district in turmoil, the Herald-Tribune reports.

GUN ON CAMPUS: A Palm Beach high school student is arrested after being found with a loaded gun on campus, the Palm Beach Post reports.

[Last modified: Friday, February 1, 2013 10:43pm]


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