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Florida education news: Tuition, school prayer, budget cuts and more



Mi_tuitionNO MORE LAWSUIT: The Florida Board of Governors withdraws from a suit challenging the Legislature's right to set tuition and suggests other parties should do the same.

REFUGEES: South Florida school districts have enrolled more than 2,000 children escaping Haiti's earthquake, the Sun-Sentinel reports.

JOINING THE PROTEST: Miami-Dade students and parents want lawmakers to hear their opposition to further education budget cuts, the Miami Herald reports. 

FAT FIGHT: The Venice YMCA seeks to open a charter middle school that focuses on health and physical fitness, the Herald-Tribune reports.

DETERMINED: Lee school officials say they will meet the state's class size requirements regardless of whether an amendment eases the rules, the Fort Myers News-Press reports.

PRICEY SONG: St. Johns superintendent Joseph Joyner proposes paying out $140,000 to settle a lawsuit over a religious song sung in school, the Florida Times-Union reports.

SMILE. YOU'RE ON CANDID CAMERA: A Seminole teacher faces dismissal after two students record her profanity-laced tirade against a special needs student, the Orlando Sentinel reports.

WHISTLEBLOWER? A former Martin school administrator contends he was fired for complaining about the superintendent's husband, the Stuart News reports.

LABOR NEWS: Polk State College employees get a 1 percent raise, the Lakeland Ledger reports.

STICKING AROUND: The interim president of Keys Community College agrees to stay two more years to give the school some stability, the Keynoter reports.

PRAYER PROTECTION: A bill that would limit school district's power to restrict teachers' right to pray begins to move through the Florida Legislature, the Tallahassee Democrat reports.

[Last modified: Tuesday, May 25, 2010 10:54am]


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