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Florida education news: State budget, first-year teachers, Gay-Straight Alliance and more

FUNDING: Florida budget negotiators arrive at a compromise that includes more money for schools and universities, a teacher raise and a tuition increase. The education budget doesn't do what Gov. Scott asked for, though, and he should veto it, Tallahassee bureau chief Steve Bousquet writes. More from the Naples Daily News, Palm Beach Post, Orlando Sentinel.

SHOWDOWN: The Florida Senate moves toward a final vote on the parent trigger, its version differing from the House bill.

OUTTA HERE: Duval schools lose about half their first-year teachers after five years, the Florida Times-Union reports.

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BROKE: A closed Collier private school sues two banks for failing to have adequate safeguards for embezzlement, leading to the school's downfall, the Fort Myers News-Press reports.

APPROVED: Students at Polk Kathleen High School get the OK to start up a Gay-Straight Alliance after many delays, the Ledger reports.

IMPACT FEES: Volusia officials near agreement to end a two-year moratorium on school impact fees, the Daytona Beach News-Journal reports.

CAN'T RECALL: The Lee County sheriff steps back from comments attributed to him in a state investigation into a school district official, the Fort Myers News-Press reports.

RELIGIOUS MATERIALS: Athiests plan to hand out pamphlets in Orange schools in response to a recent Bible distribution, the Orlando Sentinel reports.

REPRIMANDED: A Manatee High coach says he's being punished for his role in an investigation into a fellow coach's inappropriate relations with students, the Herald-Tribune reports.

TOUGH JOB: FCAT preparations take Alachua guidance counselors away from their primary responsibilities, the Gainesville Sun reports.