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Florida education news: iPads, tuition, four-day school week and more

WHO'S IN CHARGE? FSU officials worried about ceding too much control to the Koch Foundation if the school accepted money for an endowed chair from the conservative group. (Times file photo)

GADGETS AND GIZMOS, OH MY: Pinellas school teachers learn how to make better use of the technology in their classrooms.

FOUR DAY WEEK: Lake school officials explore the idea of shortening the class week to save money, but worry about the impact on academics, the Orlando Sentinel reports.

STAMINA TEST: Treasure Coast students prepare to take the state's 160-minute algebra end of course exam, the Fort Pierce Tribune reports.

TUITION HIKE: Florida Gulf Coast University might avoid steep budget cuts, but it will likely increase tuition, the Naples Daily News reports.

LAX OVERSIGHT: An audit criticizes Palm Beach construction projects, the Palm Beach Post reports.

OUTSIDE INFLUENCES: An accreditation team sees outside forces at play in decisions made at Daytona State College, the Daytona Beach News-Journal reports.

PAY VS. ARTS: Monroe teachers consider pay cuts to allow the district to save school arts and music programs, the Keynoter reports.

Visit the Gradebook at noon for an interview with Julio Fuentes, president of the Hispanic Council for Reform and Educational Options.

Posted by Jeff Solochek at 6:49:20 am on May 14, 2011

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