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Florida education news: USF tuition, FCAT, school grades and more



full.jpegON THE RISE: USF provost Ralph Wilcox discusses how five years of tuition increases affect students and their education. (Times file photo)

SOFTENING? Parent complaints on FCAT look to be causing state leaders to reconsider testing, the Herald-Tribune reports. 

POLITICS: Republican members of the Miami-Dade School Board criticize allowing First Lady Michele Obama's use of a public school for a campaign event, the Miami Herald reports.

LABOR NEWS: The Collier school district tells teachers it cannot afford raises again, the Naples Daily News reports.

LESS COVERAGE: Florida university students see their Bright Futures scholarships paying less of their total costs each year, the Naples Daily News reports. 

INDEBTED: Two Lee charter schools owe the district thousands of dollars for misreporting the number of students in on-the-job training programs, the Fort Myers News-Press reports.

WAITING: Palm Beach educators worry how new state school grading rules will affect their schools, the Palm Beach Post reports.

UPGRADE: The Marion school district will purchase more modern business software, the Ocala Star-Banner reports. 

[Last modified: Tuesday, July 10, 2012 6:21am]


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