Florida education news: USF fees, state intervention, FCAT scores and more
PAY UP: The University of South Florida increases fees for out-of-state students.
GET OUT: Pasco superintendent Kurt Browning tells Florida education commissioner Tony Bennett that a turnaround at Lacoochee Elementary would fare better without state interference.
HANDS OFF: A Pinellas teacher faces dismissal amid accusations that she abused two special-needs students.
CLOSER LOOK: Okaloosa officials pore over third grade FCAT results that came back worse than expected, the Northwest Florida Daily News reports. More results are due Friday, the Orlando Sentinel reports.
CHARTER CONVERSION: Parents of a Manatee magnet school vote this week on whether to take the school charter, the Bradenton Herald reports.
'A WAR ON OUR HANDS': A Marion School Board member vows to fight the superintendent's effort to lay off teachers and replace them with cheaper substitutes, the Ocala Star-Banner reports.
DIVERSITY DIVERSIONS: Broward's school diversity committee struggles to determine its focus, the Miami Herald reports.
BUDGET CUTS: The Lake school district faces harsh classroom cuts as it considers slashing spending rather than relying on savings to balance the budget, the Orlando Sentinel reports.
THANKS FOR STAYING: University of Florida trustees ponder increasing president Bernie Machen's pay by $320,000 over two years, the Gainesville Sun reports.