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Florida education news: university tuition, FSU leadership, school grades and more



Pile-o-money WHAT TO DO WITH ALL THAT MONEY? Each of Florida's public universities plans to raise tuition. Not all of them plan to do the same thing with the revenue. Either way, even with the higher costs Florida higher ed remains a bargain, the Lakeland Ledger editorializes.

NEXT UP FOR FSU IS ... Florida State University leaders waste no time in starting to talk about what type of person they'd like to have as their next president. More on T.K. Wetherell from the Tallahassee Democrat.

TALK ALREADY: Pasco board members — along with many residents — say superintendent Heather Fiorentino's refusal to explain her administrative reappointments is hurting the district.

QUIT PLAYING GAMES: UF president Bernie Machen was intellectually dishonest in ranking all Florida universities other than his own well below average in an attempt to boost UF's ratings, the Times editorializes.

YOUR KEYS, PLEASE: Florida Atlantic University looks into offering student valet parking as one way to ease its parking lot crunch, the Palm Beach Post reports.

BAD BLOOD: Tensions are so high between Martin's superintendent and board that the superintendent asks for funding to have her own lawyer represent her at board meetings, the Stuart News reports.

FINGERS CROSSED: Duval anticipates seeing its greatest gains ever as Florida releases its school grades, the Florida Times-Union reports.

THE KITE RUNNER, TOO: Move over, Gatsby. South Florida high schools are making room for modern titles in their literature classes, the Miami Herald reports. 

YOU TAKE IT: A Panama City teacher quits her job so a colleague with less experience but more financial responsibilities can keep her position at the school, the Panama City News-Herald reports.

STICK YOUR FINGER THERE: Seminole schools will leave the lunchroom number behind as they expand their use of finger scanning, the Orlando Sentinel reports.

FIRED NO MORE: A judge orders Brevard to reinstate two wrestling coaches who lost their jobs after allowing a student to falsely enter a wrestling contest, Florida Today reports.

TOUGHER RULES: Alachua ponders cracking down on its student dress code and cell phone use in schools, the Gainesville Sun reports.

Don't forget. School grades come out this morning. Look for the news here first.

[Last modified: Tuesday, May 25, 2010 10:26am]


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