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Florida education news: Prekindergarten, middle school, UM president's home and more

imgres.jpegRETREADS: Many former Florida lawmakers seek to return to Tallahassee, with several saying they want to see a less leadership-driven agenda.

INVEST: Spending state money on prekindergarten offers the greatest payback in public education, the Florida Times-Union editorializes.

WHO'S THERE: Florida State College-Jacksonville faces a long-range state enrollment review after two past audits suggest the college received money for students it shouldn't have claimed, the Florida Times-Union reports. 

NEXT STEPS: At 88, Howard Hurwitz completes technical school in Broward County so he can get a new job, the Sun-Sentinel reports.

THEY SURVIVED: A group of Okaloosa fifth graders say they overcame nervousness to thrive while attending classes at a middle school all year, the Northwest Florida Daily News reports.

NEW DIGS: The University of Miami sells its president's home for $9 million while building a new modern mansion for its leader, the Miami Herald reports.

[Last modified: Tuesday, May 29, 2012 6:08am]


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