Florida

A Fee That Is Not a Fee

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Strapped for cash to pay for faculty and constrained by lawmakers from raising tuition, president of U. of Florida devises a $1,000 academic “charge.”

An Unknown Resource?

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Research suggests that institutional sex offender registries aren't commonly used or known -- even to offenders themselves.

Florida Tuition Hikes Vetoed

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Governor nixes plan to give research universities power to increase historically low rates, and freezes rates statewide.

Teaching Success

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At Florida's community colleges, research finds that study-skills courses improve retention.

Battle Lines in Florida

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Tuition disputes, budget shortfall and continued growth combine to create a mess for higher ed.

New Front in Florida's Budget Wars

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In Florida, where budget shortfalls are hitting higher education particularly hard, the public universities are going to battle with the Legislature over the power to raise tuition and freeze freshman enrollment.

A State Senator's Sweet Deal

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Evelyn J. Lynn has spent much of her professional career as an educator, putting in 30 years as a teacher and administrator in the schools of Florida’s Volusia County and earning a doctorate in instructional leadership and administration from the University of Florida. So it's no stunner that when Florida State University sought someone to help get a new outreach center for its Florida Center for Reading Research on Lynn's home turf of Daytona Beach, they hired her for the nearly $120,000 position, which she began in September.

Florida Lawmaker to Forgo Pay in University Job

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Days after Inside Higher Ed reported on state senator's $10,000-a-month arrangement with center she helped the state create, she says she'll work as a volunteer.

When Universities Run Schools ... Into the Ground

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U. of South Florida relinquishes control of its failing charter school, in cautionary tale of what can go wrong if colleges lack a sustained commitment to their K-12 initiatives.

For Florida Community Colleges, Who Should Pay?

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Officials debate whether proposal to allow local taxes will provide needed funds or just favor wealthier districts while letting the state off the hook.

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