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Florida education news: Online learning, testing vendors, head lice and more

b4s_usfspgrad050712_221345c.jpegGRADUATION TIME: USF St. Petersburg sees its largest graduating class ever. (Times photo, Joseph Garnett Jr.)

EXTRA CREDIT: Several websites offer free online education for those seeking to learn something new. 

CHALLENGE: McGraw-Hill files another complaint against the Florida Department of Education over bidding procedures to provide testing to the state, the News Service of Florida reports.

SETTING STANDARDS: Changes to Florida's FCAT system are designed to point the state toward implementation of national tests, the Northwest Florida Daily News reports.

OPEN SEAT: More than 30 hopefuls seek the presidency at Edison State College, the Naples Daily News reports.

BUDGET CUTS: Lee and Collier school superintendents answer questions about why their districts face tough financial times in the Naples Daily News.

STAY IN SCHOOL: Volusia schools no longer send children home if they have head lice, the Daytona Beach News-Journal reports.

HOMELESS: Miami-Dade schools see the number of homeless students rise 5 percent, the Miami Herald reports.

SHUTTING DOWN? Seminole parents remain wary as district officials continue to make plans to close schools for cost savings despite saying they'll leave all schools open, the Orlando Sentinel reports.

[Last modified: Monday, May 7, 2012 6:11am]


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