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Florida education news: Scholarships, arts, tuition and more



mekka_01_216949a.jpegUNFUNDED: Students completing Hillsborough County's Urban Teaching Academy find there's no money for the college scholarships promised at the end of the program. (Times photo, Willie Allen) 

IN THE OPEN: FAMU is right to have its hazing task force operate in public, the Times editorializes.

STATE OF THE ARTS: Schools in Florida and elsewhere have seen a decline in arts education amid budget cuts and a focus on other parts of the tested curriculum, the AP reports. 

READY OR NOT: Florida high school juniors begin taking the state's new test aimed at determining if they're ready for college, the Sun-Sentinel reports.

GETTING THAT DEGREE: Florida should invest more in getting students to graduate high school as more jobs will require college degrees, the Herald-Tribune editorializes.

HOLD OFF: UF and FSU might delay moving to market rate tuition by a year, the Sun-Sentinel reports.

EXTRA FUNDS: The state might send Okaloosa County nearly $400,000 to help start a new STEM magnet school, the Northwest Florida Daily News reports.

APARTMENT LIFE: Most Seminole school students live in apartments, contrary to what an apartment developer seeking lower impact fees says, the Orlando Sentinel reports.

[Last modified: Tuesday, April 3, 2012 6:15am]


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