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Today's education news: Math instruction, parent involvement, administrative costs and more

Pas_hands051709_68605c MATH MATTERS: Chasco Elementary in Pasco finds that small-group instruction for math makes a world of difference in student achievement, prompting other schools to take a closer look. (Times photo, Kainaz Amaria)

HELPING PARENTS: When things go wrong at school, the common refrain is that it's the parents' fault. One Pinellas program aims to help parents to improve their skills.

"GOOD TROUBLE": Civil rights icon John Lewis gives some words of wisdom to Stetson University Law grads.

ADMINISTRATIVE COSTS: The Stuart News takes a look at how much the Treasure Coast districts spend on administration.

CHARGE IT: As college costs rise, some Florida schools are seeing students run into credit card problems, the Pensacola News-Journal reports.

WHAT CAN'T YOU DO WITH DUCT TAPE? An Okaloosa student aims for a scholarship by "painting" his car with orange duct tape, the Northwest Florida Daily News reports.

[Last modified: Tuesday, May 25, 2010 10:23am]


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