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Florida education news: School grades, college prep, student busing and more



Fcat A MIXED BAG FOR SCHOOL GRADES: Florida elementary and middle schools show marked improvement, but the high schools plunge in performance. See also more detailed results for Pinellas, Hillsborough, Pasco (including sidebar), and Hernando. Want to know how your school did? See the Times' new searchable database.

USF GETS BIG GRANT: The university will use $6 million to study why black men are more likely than white men to get prostate cancer.

NO TAX FOR NOW: The Lake School Board won't boost its local property tax to increase its revenue, unless its bottom line starts to look bad later, the Orlando Sentinel reports.

COLLEGE PREP: A group of Fort Pierce high school students get their hands dirty as they study medical careers in a three-year prep program, the Fort Pierce Tribune reports.

TUITION RATES APPROVED: The Board of Governors gave Florida's public universities the official go-ahead to hike tuition by up to 15 percent, the Fort Myers News-Press reports.

COME ON BACK: Clay rehires 30 teachers it had laid off when it thought its budget would be worse than it actually turned out to be, the Clay Sun reports.

NEVER MIND THOSE BUDGET PROBLEMS: Collier's board approves $56,000 to send 12 principals to a week-long training at Harvard, the Naples Daily News reports.

GIVE THEM A RIDE: Lake officials decide to keep courtesy bus rides for the district's youngest students despite the cost, the Orlando Sentinel reports.

[Last modified: Tuesday, May 25, 2010 10:26am]


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