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FOREVER GONE: Pinellas debates how to pick schools to close in the face of declining enrollment.

DROPPING OUT: Ironic, perhaps, but Pinellas is dropping a program to help drop outs learn job skills, called Technical Education Achievement Model program, or TEAM.

SMART RECRUITING: Pasco schools held a teachers job fair yesterday, timed to coincide with today's statewide recruiting fair in Tampa.

VOUCHERS FLOP: D.C. students in the first voucher program to use federal tax dollars to pay private school tuition aren't performing better than their peers in public schools, the Washington Post writes.

PRE-K READY: The Orlando Sentinel writes that pre-K accountability is all the rage.

SENIOR SETBACK: Senior slump can be a major bummer. The LA Times reports that colleges and universities increasingly are revoking admissions for students who slack off in their final year.

TAKING ON GOLIATH: The Jacksonville Times-Union tells a David-and-Goliath story of how legislators came to correct the Department of Education's requirements for teachers of students learning English.

[Last modified: Tuesday, May 25, 2010 9:18am]


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