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Education news and notes from Tampa Bay and Florida

Florida education news: top teacher, bare knuckle politics, MBA offering, and more



kimbo_slice.jpgBARE KNUCKLES: The controversy over the University of South Florida’s funding gives the student body president a dose of real-world politics.

TOP TEACHER: A Hillsborough High School algebra teacher is Hillsborough County’s Teacher of the Year.

COST CONCERNS: Pricey leases for Imagine charter schools draw scrutiny.

TEAM PLAYERS: The Tampa Bay Lightning and USF join forces to offer an MBA in sports management.

IMMIGRANT TUITION: A bill that would make children of illegal immigrants eligible for in-state tuition dies in committee, the Bradenton Herald reports.

POWER QUESTION: The chairman of the Board of Governors questions whether university trustees have too much authority, the Associated Press reports.
UPCHARGE: A bill filed in the Senate would allow universities that meet certain academic standards to charge higher tuition; Florida State University and the University of Florida are the two that would qualify, the Gainesville Sun reports.
TENURE TROUBLE: Lawmakers should think twice before filing bills that would eliminate tenure for college professors, the Orlando Sentinel editorializes.
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[Last modified: Friday, February 17, 2012 11:02am]


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