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Florida education news: Dual enrollment, school security, free tuition and more



DUAL DUEL: Florida superintendents and State Board of Education members express displeasure at a new law that shifts the cost of dual enrollment tuition to school districts.

THE SURVEY SAYS: Hillsborough teachers indicate they feel pressed for time to do all their work, according to a newly released climate survey. They also say they like allowing students to bring personal internet devices to school for classroom use.

NO CUTS: Hernando officials say the district doesn't face a budget shortfall for the first time in years.

TRUST MATTERS: Educators and politicians discuss school security measures during a conference in Tampa.

ALL TOGETHER NOW: USF's campuses should collaborate to improve themselves even as they operate separately, the Times editorializes.

DOUBLE DIPPING: Broward officials consider how to deal with teachers who were getting paid to run a private after-school program while still on the clock, the Sun-Sentinel reports.

HE STAYS: The Florida Atlantic University professor who assigned a controversial "step on Jesus" lesson will keep his job, the Sun-Sentinel reports.

FOR SALE: The Manatee school district ponders selling off property on the outskirts of several school campuses, the Bradenton Herald reports.

MAKING NICE: The Clay superintendent and School Board agree to end their feuding ways, the Florida Times-Union reports.

FREE: Florida Polytechnic University might offer free tuition for more than one year to attract students, the Ledger reports.

FOR THE KIDS: Lee's new interim superintendent begins mapping out her plans to improve the district, the Fort Myers News-Press reports.

[Last modified: Saturday, June 22, 2013 6:57am]


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