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Florida education news: School spending cuts, charter schools, dress code and more



protest.jpgRALLY IN TALLY: Hundreds of Florida high school students protest proposed cuts to public education funding. The Florida Senate budget proposal would slash per-student funding by close to $450, the Orlando Sentinel reports. (AP photo) 

IT'S LAW: Gov. Rick Scott signs into law sweeping new rules governing teacher contracts, evaluations and pay. The law needs improvements, the Times editorializes.

MORE CHARTERS: Scott turns his attention to expanding charter schools in Florida during a Tampa visit.

DISRESPECTED: Florida Board of Education chairman T. Willard Fair blasts Gov. Scott for pushing education commisioner Eric J. Smith to resign.

HIGHER COST: Florida state and community colleges could see an 8 percent tuition hike, the Orlando Sentinel reports.

SORRY: Broward School Board member Ann Murray apologizes for her past use of a racial slur that has prompted some to call for her resignation, the Sun-Sentinel reports.

ANGRY: Edison State College faculty members express their frustrations with administration during a public forum, the Naples Daily News reports.

TUCK IT IN: Indian River district leaders ponder a district-wide elementary school unified dress code, the Vero Beach Press-Journal reports.

[Last modified: Friday, March 25, 2011 1:20am]


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