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Florida education news: Tuition, teacher pay, testing and more

IN-STATE TUITION: Critics of former governor Charlie Crist are right in saying Crist has flip-flopped on giving in-state tuition to some illegal immigrants, Politifact Florida reports.

TEACHER PAY: The Orange School Board chairman calls for better pay for veteran teachers, MyNews13.com reports.

PROVING GROUNDS: Low performing Miami-Dade schools hope to see improved achievement with this year's FCAT, the Miami Herald reports.

ADVANCED PLACEMENT: Volusia and Flagler high schools aim for greater participation in Advanced Placement courses and tests after lagging the state rates, the Daytona Beach News-Journal reports.

TEST-MAKING: The Collier school district struggles to create hundreds of local tests for the fall to use in evaluating teachers, the Naples Daily News reports. • A brief history of the FCAT from State Impact Florida.

LIFE LESSONS: The principal of an Escambia middle school focuses his school on teaching students about values and belonging, the Pensacola News-Journal reports.

SHORTAGE: Duval schools need math and science teachers, the Florida Times-Union reports.

HOMELESSNESS: Bay schools enroll more than 800 homeless children, the Panama City News Herald reports.

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