Florida education news: Tuition increases, FCAT, teacher pay and more
BAD CHOICE: A Pasco elementary teacher is suspended without pay for allowing her student to give a derogatory speech about "My Bad Teacher."
GOING UP: St. Petersburg College trustees increase tuition by 4.5 percent.
SAVINGS: The Hernando school district squeezes nearly $740,000 out of its transportation budget by adjusting bus routes.
REEVALUATE: The Sarasota and Manatee school boards prepare to adopt the FSBA's anti-FCAT resolution, the Herald-Tribune reports.
PERFECT: A Winter Garden eighth-grader aces her reading, math and science FCAT tests, plus her algebra end-of-course exam, the Orlando Sentinel reports.
LABOR NEWS: Collier teachers offer to take two furlough days in exchange for salary step increases, the Naples Daily News reports. • The Martin School Board again delays voting on a proposed teacher contract for the ending 2011-12, the Stuart News reports.
AVERTED: The Lee school district will not lay off teacher assistants after winning approval to move money from its capital budget into operations, the Fort Myers News-Press reports.
UNDER FIRE: State College of Florida trustees launch an investigation into president Lars Hafner, accusing him of forging signatures on documents, the Herald-Tribune reports. More from the Bradenton Herald. • The Osceola School Board considers firing its superintendent, the Orlando Sentinel reports.
FOR SALE: The Okaloosa school district tests out online auctions for its surplus property, the Northwest Florida Daily News reports.
QUALIFIED? A candidate for Monroe School Board questions the credentials of the district's chief of staff, the Keynoter reports.
ONLINE: The University of Florida explores ways to offer more online programs and degrees, the Gainesville Sun reports.