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Education news and notes from Tampa Bay and Florida

Florida education news: university tuition, school gardens, grade point averages and more



B4s_cox042610_118962dJOB WANTED: University of South Florida seniors about to graduate find little luck job hunting. (Times photo, Daniel Wallace)

'IT'S STILL ON': A group including former governor Bob Graham continues its lawsuit against the Florida Legislature over the setting of university tuition, the AP reports.

DON'T KNOW MUCH ABOUT ... Civics, and the Florida Legislature will require middle schoolers to learn it, the Sun-Sentinel reports.

COLLEGE ON THE LINE: Southwest Florida colleges and universities see enrollment grow in their virtual classes, the Fort Myers News-Press reports.

SWITCHEROO: The Collier school district changes the way it calculates high school grade point averages to the dismay of some high schoolers, the Naples Daily News reports.

SLOPPY WORK: An audit reveals a lack of controls over millions in maintenance and construction projects for Orange schools, the Orlando Sentinel reports.

HOW DOES YOUR GARDEN GROW? At Gocio Elementary in Sarasota, very well, thanks, the Herald-Tribune reports.

START A CLINIC: Some Florida school districts look to start in-house medical clinics for employees to save money, the Herald-Tribune reports.

FINALS FIRST: Thousands of students prepare to graduate from Florida universities in the next few weeks, the Tallahassee Democrat reports.

PLENTY OF IDEAS: More than 200 residents send budget-cutting proposals to the Brevard school district through its website, Florida Today reports.


[Last modified: Tuesday, May 25, 2010 10:59am]


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