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Florida education news: University tuition, FCAT exams, high school diplomas and more



TOP TEACHER: Cassandra Mattison of Spoto High School is Hillsborough County's teacher of the year.

AFTERMATH: Osceola Middle School students are left to fend for themselves emotionally after the removal of their abusive social studies teacher.

MORE MONEY: Florida universities stand to see a boost in state funding, yet a tuition increase remains in play. More from the Associated Press and the Orlando Sentinel.

OPTING OUT: Bake County schools don't advertise the fact that students can choose not to take the FCAT exams, the Baker County Press reports.

GRADUATION: The Florida House and Senate close in on agreement for a plan to add more pathways to high school graduation, the Tallahassee Democrat reports.

CLOSER LOOK: The Florida Department of Education calls for an investigation into the actions of Lee superintendent Joseph Burke, the Naples Daily News reports.

REIMBURSEMENT: Two Manatee School Board members ask their colleagues to cover their legal costs associated with accusations they violated the state Sunshine law, the Bradenton Herald reports.

OPEN PLEA: Florida Atlantic University's president seeks to sidestep controversy over a plan to name the school stadium after a prison company, the Palm Beach Post reports.

LEVELING THE FIELD: Florida lawmakers consider making Florida Virtual School compete with other providers for funding, the Ocala Star Banner reports.

ON BOARD: Former Democratic lawmaker Al Lawson joins the board of directors for Florida's corporate tax credit scholarship program, Redefined reports.

[Last modified: Friday, March 29, 2013 6:25am]


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