Roll Call: University of Tampa Rising; Palm Beach School Taxes Might Drop; President Obama’s STEM Proposal
The University of Tampa’s status is going up as quickly as the campus’ new dorms, in Thursday’s education headlines.
University of Tampa’s profile, enrollment rising – The University of Tampa is a “hot” school nationally, one reason why enrollment is growing more quickly than the average private college. The Tampa Tribune
Palm Beach County school taxes: Tentative proposal shows tax rate dropping nearly 5 percent – Palm Beach County school taxes would drop by 5 percent, according to an early budget proposal. That would save the owner of a $200,000 home $80. The South Florida Sun-Sentinel
Collier, Lee education leaders split on Obama science, math teacher corps proposal – President Obama wants to pay high-performing science, math and technology teacher more to create a corps of STEM teachers. Some Southwest Florida school leaders don’t support the idea. The Naples Daily News
Schools on track, Florida education commissioner Robinson says at Lee County town hall – “’We’ve made more (policy) changes in the last nine months than we’ve seen in ten years,” said Florida Department of Education Commissioner Gerard Robinson, during a town hall on education Wednesday at Edison State College. “This is unprecedented change in Florida.’” The Ft. Myers News-Press