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.