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SAVED BY THE BELL: Nearly half of Hillsborough's schools could see changes to their bell schedules under a proposal coming to the School Board tonight. Find your school's proposed time.

YOU LEARN, YOU EARN: New York City students could make as much as $500 next year for doing well on standardized tests. The money was raised privately, the New York Times reports.

As the Gradebook's Ron Matus recently reported, there's also talk in Florida about paying kids to learn. After all, state leaders have tried paying pretty much everybody else, from schools to the teachers, to drive test scores up. But is paying kids too much?

NEW DAY AT FAMU: Incoming university president James Ammons tells the Jacksonville Times-Union how he plans to restore FAMU's reputation.

IF ONLY: Want to see a second USF campus in Lakeland cement a high-tech center along the I-4 corridor? Tough, the money got vetoed.

HOME TUTORED: Students in Tallahassee don't have to stay at school for tutoring through the No Child Left Behind law. They're getting services in their homes, thanks to an online tutoring group.

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


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