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Florida education news: SB 6, university tuition, school reforms and more



Bilde A NATURAL OUTGROWTH? Florida's SB 6, in many ways the natural next steps of Jeb Bush's A-Plus plan, incites even more anger than the first wave of reforms. • Bush writes in a column that SB 6 will reward great teachers. • Sen. Nancy Detert, one of the few GOP House members to oppose A-Plus, tells the Herald-Tribune why she agrees. • Tampa area teachers tell Crist they'll support him if he supports them. • Palm Beach teachers want to know where the money would come from to pay for all these ideas, the Palm Beach Post reports. • Veto it, the Tallahassee Democrat editorializes. • The education nation has its eyes on Florida for what happens next, the Miami Herald reports. • Look for a decision perhaps today, the Orlando Sentinel reports. (Photo from Fort Myers News-Press)

MORE THAN SB 6: The Sun-Sentinel reminds that as the protests intensify over the teacher bill, there are plenty of other big education changes that have slid through Tallahassee. 

ANOTHER YEAR, ANOTHER HIKE: Florida's universities may raise tuition as much as 15 percent, and many plan to do just that.

WATCH ONLINE: The Hernando School Board approves streaming its meetings on the Internet.

TOP OF THE CLASS: Middle school students in law program hold mock trialTurkey Creek Middle School leads physical education resurgenceBrooksville Elementary goes global • Christian students roll up sleeves for Serve-A-Thon 

TAKING CARE OF TEACHERS: The Manatee school district considers opening its own health clinic, the Bradenton Herald reports.

AT LAST: Marco Island hopes to have its own high school within two years, the Naples Daily News reports.

NO PADDLE, NO FEAR: Some Marion principals lament the removal of corporal punishment from their punishment list, the Ocala Star-Banner reports.


[Last modified: Tuesday, May 25, 2010 10:58am]


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