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Yecke_2INTELLIGENT SCANDAL: Cheri Yecke, left, Florida's K-12 chancellor and a leading candidate for the next education commissioner, is fighting internet chatter that she supports teaching intelligent design. But the small-town Minnesota newspaper that is the source of the controversy is sticking by what it reported in 2003.

FAMU UNITED: At Florida A&M University, a school official stresses unity as the way for the historically black college to overcome its troubles, most recently seeing its accreditation placed in jeopardy.

SPEECH LIMITS: School principals have the right to punish students if they display signs promoting drug use, the U.S. Supreme Court ruled Monday, limiting what passes as free speech on campus.

NCLB MUTINY: President Bush's former aides are speaking out against No Child Left Behind. The criticism is causing worry that the law won't see renewal this year, the Washington Post reports.

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


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