Roll Call: Florida’s Tuition Decision; Students Harassed Online; Manatee Eliminates Early-Release Wednesdays
The University of Florida’s bold step, in Tuesday’s education headlines.
Will UF’s decision to seek 9%, not 15%, tuition hike impact other schools? – “The University of Florida’s decision to seek a 9 percent instead of a 15 percent tuition increase was ‘the shot heard around the world,’ the chancellor of Florida’s state university system said Monday.” The Gainesville Sun
This generation dealing with a new kind of bully – Nearly 10,000 Brevard County students in grade 3 to 12 said they had been bullied or harassed online, according to a school district survey. Florida Today
Manatee school board votes to eliminate early release Wednesdays – After a five-year experiment, Manatee County schools will end Wednesday early release. School district officials said giving teachers addition prep time did not result in improved student performance. The Bradenton Herald
Average Pinellas teacher salary drops steadily over last few years – Pinellas County teachers were once among the state’s best-paid but their pay has steadily declined compared to other districts. The Tampa Bay Times
Area districts respond to slaughtered animals in the classroom – Southwest Florida school districts say they will limit the source of animals used in science classrooms, after a local television station broadcast photos of what appears to be students working with a slaughtered hog.” Fox4Now.com