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Education news and notes from Tampa Bay and Florida

Florida education news: University graduation rates, alternative school, testing and more

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June

grad2_227567a.jpegHOT SEAT: Florida university leaders face tough questioning by the Board of Governors over their graduation rates as they seek to justify tuition increases. (Times file photo)

NEW HOME: The Pasco school district has found a new location for the AMIKids alternative school.

SUE YOU: A longtime Hernando district administrator is looking at her legal options after being let go.

"IT'S NOT OVER": The Pasco School Board approves the superintendent's staff appointments but members say they'll continue to review proposed staffing cuts.

TOO MANY TESTS: If Florida school districts over-test students, it's because of the policies coming out of Tallahassee, Palm Beach Post columnist Jac Wilder VerSteeg writes. 

WRONG MOVE: The Collier teachers' union proposal to accept furlough days in exchange for step increases doesn't wash with the general public, Naples Daily News columnist Brent Batten writes.

NEW VOICE: Cortez Whatley of the University of Central Florida takes over as the student representative to the Board of Governors, the News Service of Florida reports.

BAFFLED: Indian River officials are surprised by low enrollment in the district's summer pre-kindergarten program, the Vero Beach Press-Journal reports.

IN JEOPARDY: State College of Florida president Lars Hafner could lose his job after signing a document for the school's board chairman, the Herald-Tribune reports.

WHAT'S THE IMPACT? Seminole parents struggle to come up with criteria to help the school district determine whether to close a school, the Orlando Sentinel reports.

[Last modified: Thursday, June 21, 2012 6:22am]

    

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