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Florida education news: Virtual college, summer school, social networking and more



B4s_onlinecollege061_72135c THE ONLINE EXPERIENCE: As USF's virtual classes expand, some educators worry whether students' social experiences with classmates and professors will suffer. (Times photo, Martha Rial)

A VERY BAD YEAR: Hernando's Nature Coast Technical High reflects on a down year that culminated with the reassignment of its leaders.

OPEN THE DOOR: Pinellas should keep its options open by tentatively approving a .25 mill tax increase, the Times editorializes.

VISIT FROM HOME: A new Web site allows high school students to "tour" more than 400 universities online, the Naples Daily News reports.

SUMMER SCHOOL STAYS: But Lee schools scale back their program by one-third, the Fort Myers News-Press reports.

LIFE IS TOUGH: Four Jacksonville-area recent college grads find life after school ends a bumpy ride, the Florida Times-Union reports.

MORE FOR LESS: Florida university students face a year of higher costs with larger classes and fewer degree options, the Sun-Sentinel reports.

FINDING FANS: The University of West Florida and Pensacola Junior College begin using social networks to recruit new students, the Pensacola News-Journal reports.

[Last modified: Tuesday, May 25, 2010 10:26am]


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