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Florida education news: Construction funds, stinkhorn, AP exams and more



CONSTRUCTION FUNDS: Florida lawmakers look for ways to provide construction and maintenance funds to both traditional and charter schools.

TUITION: Gov. Rick Scott should actively help pass legislation to give illegal immigrants in-state university tuition, the Times editorializes. • A new database shows that rising college costs impacts poor families disproportionately, the Miami Herald reports.

UNEQUAL TREATMENT: Orange district officials investigate practices where students at some schools get credit for passing AP exams while students at other schools don't, the Orlando Sentinel reports.

IOU: Duval students who can't afford school lunch get a cheese sandwich and juice, which many are too embarrassed to take, the Florida Times-Union reports.

WHAT'S THAT SMELL? Stinkhorn fungus invades the campus of a Marion elementary school, the Ocala Star-Banner reports.

CLASS SIZE: Florida should relax its class-size reduction mandate, the Orlando Sentinel editorializes.

[Last modified: Sunday, March 30, 2014 6:55am]


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