Florida education news: University tuition, merit pay, school choice and more
FINANCIAL PROBLEMS: Pinellas schools superintendent Julie Janssen, who oversees a $1.5 bilion budget, struggles with her personal finances. (Times photo, Kathleen Flynn)
NO NEW FEES: The Florida Board of Governors rejects some new proposed fees, telling universities to find other ways to cover the costs.
STUDENTS IN MIND: Florida Gulf Coast University leaders reject imposing block rate tuition and charging a premium for select graduate-level courses, the Fort Myers News-Press reports. • The University of Florida gets permission to increase tuition for five grad programs, the Gainesville Sun reports.
"NOT SB 6": The Senate Pre-K-12 Committee passes a bill on merit pay and other teacher work conditions, the Orlando Sentinel reports.
PENSION PUNISHMENT: Treasure Coast teachers see Gov. Rick Scott's proposal to have them pay into their pensions as a salary cut, the Stuart News reports.
WHO WILL LEAD? The Palm Beach School Board looks for an interim superintendent as Art Johnson prepares to leave, the Palm Beach Post reports.
CHOICE OPTIONS: Gov. Scott backs off universal vouchers but still pushes for more school choice including a charter school expansion, the Sun-Sentinel reports.
A LITTLE DIRECTION: Escambia and Santa Rosa high school seniors get some advice on how to pursue careers after they graduate, the Pensacola News-Journal reports.