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Florida education news: College costs, school grades, dropouts and more



BIG ISSUES: Overcoming the achievement gap remains one of the Tampa Bay area's critical issues for the coming year, the Times editorializes.

TOO EXPENSIVE: A rising number of Floridians qualify for Pell Grants to help them pay for college, the Orlando Sentinel reports.

SCHOOL GRADES: Continually changing criteria for Florida school grades continue to strain the system's credibility, the Miami Herald reports.

DROPOUTS: A Florida lawmaker proposes increasing the mandatory education age to 18, WCTV-TV reports.

SAVING LIVES: A federal law supports Florida's efforts to put Epipens in schools, the Florida Times-Union reports.

NOT ENOUGH: Florida students who finish high school with a certificate of completion instead of a diploma find few opportunities, the Fort Myers News-Press reports.

[Last modified: Sunday, December 29, 2013 6:33am]


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