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Florida education news: tuition increases, Bush on parent trigger, Obama and GOP on education and more



HIGHER ED HIKES: A bill that paves the way for high-performing state universities to seek tuition increases is headed to Gov. Scott.

GIVE PARENTS POWER: The “parent trigger” bill give parents real leverage to improve schools, former Gov. Jeb Bush contends in this guest column.

COMPLETE PASS: A bill that would ease rules on athletic eligibility for transfer students is on its way to Scott, the Orlando Sentinel reports.

OBAMA AND GOP GOVERNORS: President Barack Obama and Republican governors have a lot in common when it comes to education policy, the Associated Press reports.

SUPER SEARCH: The Duval County School Board maps out the search process for its next superintendent, the Florida Times-Union reports.

BRAIN DRAIN: Community leaders in the Miami area gather to consider how to stop the exodus of young professionals from South Florida, the Miami Herald reports.

TUITION TRIALS: The Legislature’s “sophomoric power games” will hurt college students who will have to work more and take fewer classes, this Orlando Sentinel columnist writes.

PRAYER PROBLEMS: The bill allowing inspirational messages in schools endangers students, this guest columnist writes for the Fort Myers News-Press.

[Last modified: Friday, March 9, 2012 8:47pm]


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