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Education news and notes from Tampa Bay and Florida

Today's news

Images TUITION TUSSLE: A group led by former governor Bob Graham sues the Florida Legislature, saying it's overstepped its bounds by claiming tuition-setting duties. The Board of Governors should have that role, according to a 2002 constitutional amendment, the group contends.

School kids who usually head to the public library for research and reading might need to seek other options in Pasco, where the County Commission is looking at cutting the selection to balance its budget.

Images1 CRUISE CONTROL: Former lieutenant governor and current Florida Atlantic University president Frank Brogan takes a $7,500 cruise from a Boca businessman who now wants to do business with the university. The question of ethics has now cropped up, the Sun-Sentinel reports.

CROWDED CAMPUSES: Summer enrollment is up at Florida's public universities, the Sun-Sentinel reports.

Presidential candidates head to the NEA national convention and say what the teachers union wants to hear, Education Week reports. Blogger Whitney Tilson posts Florida voucher proponent John Kirtley's response to Barack Obama's speech on his School Reform blog.

Mississippi is the next state to consider amping up its physical education requirements to turn little couch potatoes into healthy kids, the AP reports.

[Last modified: Tuesday, May 25, 2010 9:19am]


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