Florida education news: USF budget talks, university tuition, GED programs and more
NO DEAL: USF president Judy Genshaft talks budget restoration with Senate appropriations chairman JD Alexander but doesn't reach any funding agreement yet. • Meanwhile, another USF Polytechnic trustee resigns, the Ledger reports. (Times photo, Matthew Riva)
GOING UP: Florida lawmakers consider allowing the University of Florida and Florida State University to charge what they want for tuition.
STICK WITH IT: Santa Fe College's program to retain students who enter with a GED attracts national attention, the Gainesville Sun reports.
THEN THERE WERE THREE: Orange narrows its field of superintendent finalists, the the Orlando Sentinel reports.
BAD ACTS: A Pinellas teacher is arrested on charges of child abuse after slapping a student. • A Manatee teacher faces dismissal after tests indicated she was drunk on the job, the Bradenton Herald reports.
LEGAL FEES: The Martin School Board sees its legal costs rise to deal with a spate of cases, the Stuart News reports.
DON'T TOUCH THAT SWITCH: A judge orders the city of Ocala to leave the Marion school district's utilities on during a fee dispute, the Ocala Star-Banner reports.
HIRING CONTROVERSY: A plan to select a new inspector general for Palm Beach schools runs into accusations over bias, the Palm Beach Post reports.