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Florida education news: University funding, prepaid tuition, FCAT testing and more



Show-me-the-money YOU WANT HOW MUCH? Gov. Crist calls for $100 million more to be spent on Florida universities. Lawmakers question where the money will come from. (Image from

TOP TEACHER: Emily Marrero of Philip Shore Elementary is named Hillsborough's 2010 Teacher of the Year.

A SENSIBLE MOVE: Transitioning from the high school FCAT to end-of-course exams makes sense if done reasonably, the Times editorializes.

UNDER PRESSURE: Imagine School in Tallahassee is making changes to overcome its F grade and avoid the unimaginable future without improvement, the Tallahassee Democrat reports.

AUDITING THE AUDITOR: Members of Broward's auditing committee question the need to hire extra outside experts to review reports generated by the district audit staff, the Miami Herald reports.

ROAD DISPUTE: The Palm Beach district reaches a deal with the city of Riveria Beach over traffic improvements that had held up utility permits for a new high school, the Palm Beach Post reports.

LOCK IT IN: Sales of Florida prepaid tuition plans are up 4 percent despite rising prices, the Orlando Sentinel reports.

FINGERS CROSSED: After overhauling the staff and curriculum of Warrington Middle, Escambia leaders are hoping that the coming FCAT test will show all the initiatives worked, the Pensacola News-Journal reports. 

[Last modified: Tuesday, May 25, 2010 10:48am]


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