Florida education news: Tuition, engineering, charter schools and more
IMMIGRANT TUITION: The Florida Senate removes technical hurdles that had blocked a bill granting in-state university tuition to illegal immigrants. This issue should be a priority for passage before the session ends, the Times editorializes.
ENGINEERING SCHOOL: Lawmakers compromise on a dispute over whether to split the joint FAMU-FSU engineering program.
'FINGERS CROSSED': A Pasco County family fights to keep open a charter school for children with autism.
BRIGHT FUTURES: Florida lawmakers should consider changing the requirements for university scholarships, the Ledger editorializes.
SCHOOL GRADES: The Legislature nears passage of a streamlined school grading law with a one-year transition period, the News Service of Florida reports.
NEVER TOO LATE: A Collier mom and her son graduate together from the district's GED program, the Naples Daily News reports.
SHORT END: Polk public schools lose out in a Tallahassee school construction funding deal, the Ledger reports.
CLEANING HOUSE: A controversial Miami-Dade charter school changes its management, the Miami Herald reports.