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WHAT'S THAT 'I'? While most Florida schools got the usual A-F grades, some got an I. For irregular. Their student test results simply didn't make sense in some way, though the state has yet to fully explain. Now their fate - and their state money - are in question as the state investigates, the Miami Herald reports.

As online education grows, so, too, does the opportunity to cheat. Or so you'd think. Schools that operate the internet-based classes are putting in place some pretty high-tech devices to make sure their students test fairly, the Naples Daily News reports.

UNIMPRESSED: Stetson University, which ranks fifth in one of the US News and World Report college rating categories, is considering a boycott of the magazine's annual "best colleges" report, the Daytona Beach News-Journal reports.

GETTING TO KNOW YOU: Hawaiian schools are trying to adapt their styles to a rising number of Micronesian students, whose culture differs widely from the state they now call home, the Honolulu Star Bulletin reports.

HE DESERVED THE BOOT: An Osceola School Board member writes a scathing op-ed piece for the Orlando Sentinel explaining why his district's superintendent should have been fired, not given a contract extension.

DON'T HATE: Kids' brains develop most rapidly between ages 3-5, and the Anti-Defamation League aims to take advantage with a program geared to teach preschoolers about diversity and acceptance, the LA Times reports. The program is operating in 14 cities.

REVISING NCLB: Everything is on the table, including the controversial way adequate yearly progress is calculated, as Congress looks to reauthorize the accountability law, the Boston Globe reports.

[Last modified: Tuesday, May 25, 2010 9:19am]


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