Roll Call: Affirmative Action Study; State Board Wants Tech Money; GOP Candidates Pay Price For Budget Cuts
A new study says eliminating affirmative action policies can work, in Wednesday’s education headlines.
Study: Race-neutral college admissions can work – Universities are still maintaining diverse student bodies in states — such as Florida — where racial preferences in admissions have been eliminated, according to a new study. The Associated Press
State Board of Education wants $442 million for school technology upgrades – The Florida Board of Education is wrapping up its budget request, which includes money for new technology. The Tampa Bay Times
Carvalho: Upgrades on Miami-Dade schools can be done in six years – Miami-Dade superintendent says work on schools can be well underway in six years if voters approve a proposed bond issue for construction and maintenance. The Miami Herald
Republicans education cuts: GOP legislators hammered for education cuts – Republican State House candidates are paying a political price for approving state budgets which cut education funding. The Orlando Sentinel
School Board OKs nearly year-round charter school – Alachua County’s school board has approved a charter school which shortens the summer break and extends the school day. The Gainesville Sun
Sarasota County School Board extends impact fee moratorium – School board members hope suspending the nearly $2,000 fee will help boost home sales. The Sarasota Herald-Tribune