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Florida education news: USF retirement, testing experts, arts education and more

STEPPING DOWN: The president of USF-St. Petersburg announces her resignation after 3-1/2 years on the job. (Times file photo)

BACK OFF: The Manatee School Board joins the ranks of districts adopting a resolution calling for the scaling back of reliance on the FCAT exam, the Herald-Tribune reports.

EXPERTS: The role of psychometrician increases in importance, as testing becomes more central and expensive in Florida's education system, the Orlando Sentinel reports.

MUSIC TO THEIR EARS: A Manatee middle school gets to keep an orchestra class it has expected to eliminate, the Bradenton Herald reports.

DON'T DO IT: South Florida college students lobby against a planned increase in federal student loan rates, the Sun-Sentinel reports.

MUCH LESS: Edison State College's new president will get a salary about one-third that of the school's previous leader, the Naples Daily News reports.

DOWNSIZING: Florida Gulf Coast University ponders its first-ever layoffs if it cannot raise tuition as much as trustees proposed, the Fort Myers News-Press reports.

BRAIN DRAIN: FSU president Eric Barron says continued higher education budget cuts are causing his faculty to look out-of-state for jobs, the AP reports.

SPEAK OUT: Fifteen Broward high schools will add debate and forensics clubs as a way to enhance students' communications ability, the Sun-Sentinel reports.

LABOR NEWS: The Palm Beach Classroom Teachers Association gets a new leader, the Palm Beach Post reports.

WHERE'S THE BUS? The Palm Beach school district considers putting GPS tracking service on all school buses, the Palm Beach Post reports.

Posted by Jeff Solochek at 6:28:09 am on June 26, 2012