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Florida education news: Tuition, hazing, class size and more



imgres.jpegWHAT'S YOUR THEORY? Ideas abound as to why Pinellas school students underperform compared to peer districts. 

LET'S TALK: Pasco School Board members criticize superintendent Heather Fiorentino for a lack of clear communication.

MEET IN THE MIDDLE: The Florida Senate proposes a 3 percent university tuition increase, between the House recommendation of 8 percent and Gov. Rick Scott's call for no increase.

GIVE THEM A BREAK: Disagreement about days off for Thanksgiving cause delays approval of Pasco's 2012-13 student calendar.

TAX TIME: The Pinellas School Board places a referendum to renew its property tax for general operations on the November ballot.

HAZING: A University of Florida student is injured in a hazing incident. • The State University System demands records on hazing from FAMU, the Orlando Sentinel reports.

MEETING THE MANDATE: Broward adopts a 255-page plan to reduce class sizes for 2012-13, the Miami Herald reports.

FINGERPOINTING: Seminole County commissioners blame the School Board for building too many schools, the Orlando Sentinel reports.

BAD ACTS: A Bradford deputy is arrested on charges of having sex with a female student while on duty as a school resource officer, the Gainesville Sun reports.

[Last modified: Wednesday, February 8, 2012 6:12am]


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