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GETTING MAINSTREAMING RIGHT: Many school districts fail to successfully bring students with special needs into regular classes. Okaloosa County found the formula, without breaking the bank, the Wall Street Journal reports.

FINAL RESTING PLACE: Some say folks live and die for the Gator Nation. Now, the University of Florida wants to give alums the chance to enjoy the afterlife there, too. The school has proposed building a vault for urns right on campus, the Orlando Sentinel reports.

MORE ON THE SCIENCE STANDARDS: The Palm Beach Post reviews the current debate, which has focused on whether evolution should share the stage with creation, and gets some of its area school board members on record on the issue.

WORLD'S BIGGEST FIELD TRIP MIGHT END: Palm Beach schools' tradition of taking select fifth-graders on a train ride to Washington D.C. is falling out of favor, the Sun-Sentinel reports.

BACK TO THE FUTURE: School districts including Washington D.C. are hoping that a return to Pre-k through eighth-grade schools will bring more academic success, the Washington Post reports.

FIGHTING BACK: The University of Oregon refuses to be the enforcer for the music industry when it comes to students who illegally download songs, the NY Times reports.

[Last modified: Tuesday, May 25, 2010 9:31am]


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