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Florida education news: USF tuition, FCAT opposition, activity fees and more



imgres.jpegON THE RISE: USF trustees seek an 11 percent tuition increase — not as much as expected. 

STRONG PERFORMANCE: Pasco special education students outperform the state on the Florida Alternate Assessment given to children who cannot take the FCAT.

CLOSER: The Hillsborough school district nears its fund raising goal to support scholarships for graduates of its Urban Teaching Program. 

PITCH IN: Hernando parents should pay the district's $15 student activity fee or face losing extra curricular options for their children, the Times editorializes.

ANTI-FCAT: The Florida School Boards Association takes a stand against the FCAT and education commissioner Gerard Robinson, the Herald-Tribune reports. More from Florida Today.

FINALLY: Extra effort pays off for McKeel Academy junior Gregory Hernandez, who passes the FCAT reading exam on his third try, the Ledger reports. 

ALREADY ON STAFF? St. Lucie superintendent Michael Lannon says his replacement upon his retirement probably already works for the district, the Port St. Lucie Tribune reports.

FRAUD HUNTER: The Palm Beach school district's new inspector general sets out his mission for his term, the Sun-Sentinel reports.

NO THANKS: The Florida Gulf Coast University president turns down a $60,000 bonus as the school struggles financially, the Naples Daily News reports.

[Last modified: Friday, June 15, 2012 6:33am]


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