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flo_mormino_100712_242243d.jpegRACONTEUR: USF professor Gary Mormino retires with a collection of colorful Florida stories. (Times photo, John Pendygraft) 

CONTROVERSY: Louisiana's education department comes under fire for the hiring of an official with close ties to Jeb Bush, the Shreveport Times reports.

TUITION: Florida education officials weigh their response to a court ruling that the state may not charge higher tuition to dependent children of illegal immigrants who reside here, the Orlando Sentinel reports.

INFIGHTING: E-mails reveal Florida State College at Jacksonville trustees at odds with one another, the Florida Times-Union reports.

RESISTANCE: Florida school district leaders question the need to have virtual charter schools, the Florida Center for Investigative Reporting and State Impact report. 

WHAT'S MY GRADE? Some Palm Beach parents question the school district's move to standards-based report cards for kindergarten and first grade, the Palm Beach Post reports.

SUCCESS: An Okaloosa alternative high school that opened in 2010 amid skepticism is working for its students, the Northwest Florida Daily News reports.

NO RAISE: The Okaloosa School Board will reject its proposed salary increase, the Northwest Florida Daily News reports.

STAY IN SCHOOL: Marion schools open a third in-school suspension site to make it easier for residents to get there, the Ocala Star-Banner reports.

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