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Florida education news: Fund balances, dual enrollment fees, value-added data and more



MORE MONEY: Hernando officials look for ways to increase the district's general fund balance. • USF raises its fundraising goal to $1 billion.

OVER, FOR NOW: Pasco superintendent Kurt Browning abandons his fight with Pasco-Hernando Community College over dual enrollment fees, but vows to press for changes in the law. • The Pasco district also rejects a college plan for a technical education center northwest of Dade City.

NOT GOOD ENOUGH: Pasco officials should increase the standard for getting on the honor roll, the Times editorializes.

VALUE ADDED: St. Johns school leaders say releasing VAM data would cause problems, the St. Augustine Record reports.

EMPLOYEE INVESTIGATIONS: The Florida Department of Education finds former Lee superintendent Joseph Burke acted inappropriately in quashing an investigation into an employee's conduct, ABC-7 reports. More from the Fort Myers News-Press.

ETHICS: Gov. Rick Scott asks the state Ethics Commission to look into the tenure of former Florida State College-Jacksonville president Steve Wallace, the Florida Times-Union reports.

E-SCHOOL: An Okaloosa school is well into its effort to have all students armed with iPads, the Northwest Florida Daily News reports.

TEXTBOOK BATTLE: Volusia Democrats join the fight over a world history textbook, saying extremist Republicans are trying to take over the district School Board, the Daytona Beach News-Journal reports.

[Last modified: Saturday, November 16, 2013 6:50am]


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