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MAKING MOVIES: Florida State University's film school launches a for-profit company to help its students learn about developing and distributing films - perhaps the hardest part of the industry.

TOO JEWISH? The debate intensifies over whether the Ben Gamla charter school in Broward, with its focus on Hebrew instruction and its kosher meals, will become a religious school on the public dole.

Florida should get rid of the FCAT as a high school exit exam, the Sun-Sentinel editorial board says.

BLAME THE TEST: The coach of an Orange County high school says if it weren't for the FCAT, his football team could be a champion, the Orlando Sentinel reports.

Students in Miami-Dade rally in support of the DREAM Act, which would let children of undocumented immigrants who have lived in the US at least five years qualify for financial aid in college, the Miami Herald reports.

EAT, LEARN: All students at 30 Palm Beach elementary schools will get free breakfast daily, the thinking being that a well fed child can focus better, the Palm Beach Post reports.

HELP YOUR KIDS: Lee County educators offer hints on how to help your children succeed in school, the Naples Daily News reports.

FORGET THE RALLIES: College students are taking their activism to the board room, wearing suits and sporting Power Points to convince administrators and board members to change things like investment strategies, the Boston Globe reports.

[Last modified: Tuesday, May 25, 2010 9:21am]


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