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Florida education news: School prayer, Dream Act, university tuition and more

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February

imgres.jpegON A WING AND A PRAYER: The Florida Senate approves a bill allowing prayer in school, but the House has yet to consider similar legislation. (Photo from Faith Matters blog)

DREAM ON: Florida lawmakers kill the "Dream Act" that would have given in-state tuition to the children of illegal immigrants living in the state. 

GROWING TALL: The University of Tampa breaks ground on an 11-story dorm to cope with booming enrollment. • A new dorm at Florida Keys Community College is losing money as occupancy declines, the Keynoter reports.

TOP OF THE CLASS: Family Share Night at Explorer K-8 • Hernando deputies teach students to buckle up 

BIGGER BUDGET: A spending plan to boost Florida education funding by more than $1 billion moves through the state House, the Orlando Sentinel reports. • Lawmakers also make progress on allowing school districts to raise revenue by selling school bus ads, the Sentinel reports.

NIMBY: A Manatee community opposes a new charter school because of traffic concerns, the Bradenton Herald reports.

GOING UP? The Florida House moves to increase university tuition despite Gov. Rick Scott's threatened veto, the Naples Daily News reports.

THREE YEARS, $225,000: Palm Beach School Board members decide on terms to offer their next superintendent, the Palm Beach Post reports.

GIRL FIGHT: A Volusia mom is arrested on child abuse charges for her role in instigating a fight at a middle school, the Daytona Beach News-Journal reports. 

LABOR NEWS: The University of Florida prepares for 3 percent faculty raises, the Ocala Star-Banner reports. • Bay County schools begin new teacher contract talks, the Panama City News Herald reports.

CHARTER CONVERSION: Lakeland High teachers learn more facts about what it would mean to have their school go charter, the Ledger reports.

[Last modified: Thursday, February 2, 2012 6:07am]

    

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