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home-schooling_mother_angie_nasrallah_left_asks_questions_about_buying_textbooks_with_vendor_sharon_horton.jpegHOME SCHOOLING: Florida parents take a closer look at home schooling as districts struggle to improve failing schools, the Florida Times-Union reports. (Florida Times-Union photo)

DECLINING DEFICIT: Manatee officials take steps to eliminate a shortfall in the district's health insurance program, the Bradenton Herald reports.

MISHANDLED MONEY: An audit reveals that only 11 percent of Palm Beach schools have "clean" finances, the Sun-Sentinel reports.

JUGGLING ACT: Florida college students find the road to a degree cluttered with hurdles, the Miami Herald reports.

CHARTER EXPANSION: New charter schools prepare to open in Collier and Lee counties, the Naples Daily News reports.

TURF WAR: Florida's university leaders have opposing views on a proposal aimed at getting them to better communicate, the Gainesville Sun reports.

SOCIAL PROMOTION: Los Angeles schools look to tighten restrictions on promoting students who aren't academically ready, as Florida does in third grade, the LA Times reports.

[Last modified: Monday, July 18, 2011 6:45am]


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