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FCAT, THE DAY AFTER: Well, we spent a lot of time going over the numbers and talking to leaders yesterday. So you'd expect a lot of stories the next day. Here they are. First, a statewide overview, then reports from Pinellas, Hillsborough, Pasco and Hernando counties.

TUITION HIKE TO GOVERNOR: The House follows the Senate's lead and approves charging students more to attend UF, USF, and FSU. Will Gov. Crist veto the bill as threatened? That's a "strong maybe," he tells reporters.

FROM THE OP-ED PAGES: If Pasco County School Board member can't show up for meetings, she ought to rethink her position, the editorial board suggests.

STEROID TESTING BILL MOVES: The Senate will consider today whether to institute what would be one of the nation's biggest programs to randomly test student-athletes for steroids, the Herald-Tribune reports.

FIU ONLINE SCAM: Two Florida International University have resigned amid an investigation that they were charging students an extra $60 per course, and the money went to a company they owned, the Miami Herald reports.

FAMU PREZ PICKS TRANSITION TEAM: James Ammons names 17 community and campus leaders to advise him as he prepares to take over the troubled university, the Tallahassee Democrat reports.

[Last modified: Tuesday, May 25, 2010 9:16am]

    

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