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PERFORMANCE PAY: Bay school teachers collaborate with the district to create a merit pay plan they can accept, the Panama City News Herald reports.
GRADING DISPARITY: Collier and Lee school officials welcome Florida's NCLB waiver request as their schools lag on adequate yearly progress standards, the Naples Daily News reports.
FREE LUNCHES: The number of Central Florida students qualified for free or reduced price meals in schools soars, the Orlando Sentinel reports.
SPEND IT: The federal government tells the Marion district it has too much money in its food services reserves, the Ocala Star Banner reports.
HEED THE FLASHING LIGHTS: Duval school bus drivers grapple with other motorists who ignore bus safety laws, the Florida Times-Union reports.
RISING COSTS: The price of buying a Florida prepaid tuition program spikes, the Fort Myers News-Press reports.
DO YOU BELONG? Palm Beach high schools get tough on making sure new students are assigned there, the Palm Beach Post reports.