Florida education news: Tuition, graduation, discrimination and more
JUST SAY NO: Gov. Rick Scott asks Florida's university presidents for their support in his opposition to increased tuition rates.
TENACITY: A Dixie Hollins High senior struggles to make it to graduation before cancer claims her.
BELIEVE, ACHIEVE: A Tampa middle school teaches its low performing readers more about commitment and other things to help them focus on success.
SUE YOU: A woman who was rejected for a provost job at St. Petersburg College sues the school and its president for discrimination.
JOINING FORCES: The Pasco County Council of PTAs revives after years of inactivity.
COSTLY OPTIONS: Florida school districts are considering whether to pay the increased cost of dual enrollment or to scale back advanced high school course offerings, the Fort Myers News-Press reports.
TEACHER DISCIPLINE: A dismissed Clay teacher denies accusations of child abuse against a student, whom he is accused of putting into a choke hold, the Florida Times-Union reports. • A Marion teacher is suspended over allegations that he touched a student on the head with a banana, the Ocala Star-Banner reports.
FRACTURED: A public feud between a Palm Beach school principal and a School Board member damaged the school's positive climate, the Palm Beach Post reports.
VANDALS: Three Leon high school seniors are arrested for spray paint vandalism at several county schools, the Tallahassee Democrat reports.