Florida education news: Tuition, hazing, class size and more
WHAT'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.
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.