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Florida education news: University tuition, gender bias, write-in candidates and more



imgres.jpegMONEY WOES: Florida university leaders prepare to make the hard sell for raising tuition yet again

GENDER BIAS: Two female Hernando school administrators claim superintendent Bryan Blavatt discriminated against them.

DISENFRANCHISED: Florida lawmakers need to close the legal loophole that allows write-in candidates to close off primary elections including this year's race for Pasco schools superintendent, the Times editorializes.

WHAT TO WEAR: The Lake School Board rejects student uniforms amid a crowd of parents who opposed the idea, the Orlando Sentinel reports.

BUILDING BOOM: A new charter school is the latest proposal for a growing section of Palm Beach Gardens, the Palm Beach Post reports.

DETAINED: The Miami-Dade school district investigates a steep rise in the use of the Baker Act on students, the Miami Herald reports.

CHALLENGE: Florida International University faculty ask the state Supreme Court to overturn the state's refusal to fund scholarly travel to Cuba, the News Service of Florida reports.

DROPPING OUT: A 13-year-old state program making Manatee County's compulsory school age 18 instead of 16 ends on July 1, the Herald-Tribune reports.

CASH-FREE: The Palm Beach school system finds more parents and employees using credit and debit cards to cover their school expenses, the Sun-Sentinel reports.

ONE LESS ALTERNATIVE: AMIKids Palm Beach for juvenile offenders plans to close its doors for lack of funding, the Palm Beach Post reports.

SETTLED: The Flagler school district formally settles a federal complaint that its staff allowed a gay teen student to be harassed in school, the Daytona Beach News-Journal reports.

TURN IT OFF: The Alachua School Board seeks a viable policy for student use of personal electronic devices, the Gainesville Sun reports.

[Last modified: Tuesday, June 19, 2012 6:39am]


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