Roll Call: Anti-FCAT Resolution; Are Bullies Criminals? Most Universities Planning Max Tuition Increase
The Florida School Boards Association is poised to approve an anti-FCAT resolution today, in Thursday’s education headlines.
FCAT School Boards Association: A key panel of the Florida School Boards Association adopts anti-FCAT resolution – A key panel of the state school board association approved a resolution opposing the use of FCAT and the state’s accountability system. The full organization is expected to follow suit today. The Orlando Sentinel
Should bullies be treated as criminals? – “State lawmakers and schools are toughening anti-bullying policies, but schools and law enforcement have a tough time deciding when bullying turns criminal. “ USA Today
Tuition hikes urged by Florida state universities wrestling with loss of funding – Most Florida universities plan to ask for the maximum tuition increase, despite the University of Florida deciding to ask for less. That means schools may have to raise the quality of their Board of Governors sales pitch. The Palm Beach Post
Sen. Marco Rubio’s plan for alternate Dream Act lacks details – “mmigration activists are growing frustrated that U.S. Sen. Marco Rubio has yet to release the details of his version of the DREAM Act. The Tampa Bay Times
Duval school district gets $360,000 for summer learning – “Duval County Public Schools is among five school districts nationwide to share in a $4 million grant from the Walmart Foundation to improve summer learning programs. Duval and the other districts each will receive $360,000 to serve 720 youths this summer. The districts also will receive the same amount to provide the same number of summer learning opportunities in 2013.” The Florida Times-Union