Region & State Roundup

Published: Monday, April 22, 2013 at 12:09 PM.

Scott on Monday gave his approval to the comprehensive bill which would also let the University of Florida take the lead in online education in the state. The state's most prestigious university would gain the right to offer bachelor degrees completely online.

Scott predicted the measure would transform education.

Three years ago legislators raised the state's graduation requirements, adding tougher courses in math such as Algebra II and science courses such as chemistry and physics.

But the new bill would remove those requirements and instead students would be allowed to take career education courses.

 

BOYNTON BEACH — Wildlife officials say a 6-year-old South Florida boy suffered minor injuries after being attacked by an alligator in shallow water.

According to the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service, Joey Welch of Pompano Beach fell Friday afternoon into the water at the edge of a boat ramp in the Arthur R. Marshall Loxahatchee National Wildlife Refuge.



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