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Florida education news: University fees, FCAT scores, class size rules and more



College-savings-plan POWER SHIFT: The Florida Legislature moves to grant the Board of Governors the authority to impose or raise fees, something now only done by lawmakers.

INVEST IT WELL: The Pasco School Board seeks expert advice in where to put its money.

SPEND IT BETTER: The U.S. Department of Education needs to make sure federal college loans aren't misspent on overpriced for-profit colleges, the Times editorializes.

CAN THEY EVER AGREE? Florida GOP lawmakers and teachers say they can find room to compromise on teacher quality issues, but the past history suggests otherwise, the Orlando Sentinel reports.

LATER SCORES: The Florida Department of Education will release FCAT scores later than usual, the Washington County News reports.

BACK TO BUSINESS: With SB 6 settled for this legislative session, Palm Beach and Broward teachers refocus their attention on local matters such as negotiations, the Sun-Sentinel reports. 

BUDGET NEGOTIATIONS: The Florida House and Senate begin conference committee meetings on the budget today, the Tallahassee Democrat reports.

KEEP ON TRUCKING: Palm Beach teachers union president Robert Dow keeps fighting local battles and leukemia, the Palm Beach Post reports.

TEMPERS FLARE: Monroe School Board members are at odds with their administration over an investigation into contractor payments, the Keynoter reports.

WHAT TO CUT? Brevard officials consider slashing sports spending among other ways to reduce spending, Florida Today reports.

CLASS SIZE PREPARATIONS: Bay schools try to meet the state's class size rules as voters reconsider the requirements, the Panama City News Herald reports.

RECORD ENROLLMENT: Daytona State College sees no end to its continuing growth, the Daytona Beach News-Journal reports.

Visit the Gradebook at noon for an interview with state Sen. Don Gaetz about the upcoming class size amendment referendum.

[Last modified: Tuesday, May 25, 2010 10:58am]


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