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Florida education news: Tuition, bullying, testing and more



TUITION SHIFT: Gov. Rick Scott says he'll consider signing a bill that would give illegal immigrants access to in-state university tuition rates.

TOO BROAD: Hernando School Board members criticize a new state antibullying law they say puts too much onus on schools.

BUSY SIGNAL: A Gibbs High teacher tried to call for help but couldn't get through to the office as a videotaped fight escalated in her classroom.

TOO MUCH TESTING: State Sen. Dwight Bullard holds a news conference to push for less reliance on testing in Florida, the Florida Current reports. More from WCTV.

FAKE GUNS: A bill to decriminalize pretend and toy guns in schools gains traction in the Florida Legislature, WFSU reports. More from the Tallahassee Democrat.

CLASS SIZE: Several Lake County schools face an investigation into allegations they purposely violated Florida's class size law, the Orlando Sentinel reports.

NOT ENOUGH: Miami-Dade schools face a shortfall in local property tax collections, the Miami Herald reports.

DECEPTION: Anti-Common Core activists criticize legislation that would remove the term "common core" from Florida law, saying it doesn't remove Florida from the Common Core, the Florida Current reports.

GOOD AND BAD: The Palm Beach School Board gives superintendent Wayne Gent harsh criticism but an "effective" evaluation rating, the Sun-Sentinel reports.

TAXES: The Marion School Board will ask voters to approve a local property tax increase to support school programs and class size reduction, the Ocala Star-Banner reports.

TOO MANY PEOPLE: Bay schools seek solutions to crowding, the Panama City News Herald reports.

SICK SCHOOL: Three teachers fall ill at a Sarasota school that has endured several health problems since opening, the Herald-Tribune reports.

PAWNED: A former Clay school district employee is arrested on allegations he stole district equipment and sold it on eBay, the Gainesville Sun reports.

[Last modified: Thursday, February 6, 2014 6:12am]


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