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Education news and notes from Tampa Bay and Florida

Florida education news: Tuition rates, magnet schools, teacher evaluations and more



imgres.jpegTUITION TUSSLE: Gov. Rick Scott disagrees with his higher education advisory committee when it comes to setting college and university tuition.

TRANSITION TIME: Pasco County's outgoing and incoming superintendents make plans for their futures as swearing in day approaches. 

NO CHANGES: The Hernando School Board renews its magnet school admission rules but raises concerns about the selection process. 

STUDENT SAFETY: Hillsborough officials demand changes to district practices and procedures after two special needs students die.

STOP IT: The Florida Education Association urges Gov. Rick Scott to delay using test scores to evaluate teachers, the Orlando Sentinel reports.

CUTTING TIME: Brevard proceeds with budget cuts after its school tax referendum fails, Florida Today reports.

POLITICAL INTEREST: Retired congressman Lou Frey talks with Florida Today about the importance of civics education.

REPAIRS: Broward school district officials aim to avoid more corruption problems with new ethics reforms, the Sun-Sentinel reports.

SHUTTING DOWN: The Lee school district prepares to close a second charter school this year, the Fort Myers News-Press reports.

TOSSED: A judge throws out a $155 million judgment awarded to a fired Aventura charter school principal, the Miami Herald reports.

LABOR NEWS: Palm Beach teachers near a contract settlement, the Sun-Sentinel reports.

[Last modified: Thursday, November 8, 2012 6:20am]


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