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Education news and notes from Tampa Bay and Florida

Florida education news: Tuition, enrollment, industry certifications and more

TUITION SHIFT: Gov. Rick Scott takes a new position on university tuition increases, calling them a tax increase now despite approving them just a year ago.

ENROLLMENT DISPUTE: Athenian Academy charter school sues the Pasco school district after the district tries to stop the school's enrollment expansion.

CERTIFIED: A growing number of Pasco high school seniors graduate with industry certifications as the state's focus on career and technical preparation takes hold.

DENIED: A judge does not issue an injunction to prevent the Brevard district from closing three elementary schools, Florida Today reports.

MEDIA SPECIALISTS: The Duval School Board decides not to change the way it staffs media centers, the Florida Times-Union reports.

NEGOTIATING: Palm Beach school district and community college leaders prepare to look for ways to keep dual enrollment vibrant after state changes to the funding, the Palm Beach Post reports.

LAYOFFS: The Marion school district lets go 261 employees including all first-year teachers, the Ocala Star-Banner reports.

CHOICES: Polk looks to create a second arts magnet school for students on the east side of the county, the Ledger reports.

GOING DOWN: A decline in Monroe population translates into a sliding high school graduation rate, the Keynoter reports.

THE PUBLIC'S BUSINESS: The state attorney's office investigates whether Lee School Board members violated Florida open meetings and records laws, the Fort Myers News-Press reports.

THEIR OWN PATH: Teen moms steer their way to high school graduation in Manatee County, the Herald-Tribune reports.

[Last modified: Wednesday, June 19, 2013 8:20am]


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