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MORE CANDIDATE PROBLEMS: One finalist for Hernando County superintendent withdrew after the Times discovered lies on his resume. Now another is on the ropes after reporter Tom Marshall found that she misstated enrollment figures by as much as 50 percent for the districts where she has worked.

VIRTUAL SCHOOLING GROWS: So Florida lawmakers want to take a closer look at the online program, to make sure the money is being spent wisely, the Florida Times-Union reports.

LESSONS IN EATING: As concerns rise over obesity and food allergies, preschools and schools take a closer look at how they teach about food and nutrition, the New York Times reports.

HE NEVER WORE A CROWN: But the middle school textbook depicted Sikh founder Guru Nanak wearing one. So leaders of that religion protested to the California Board of Education, which agreed to remove the offending picture from future editions, the New York Times reports.

CASE COULD AFFECT STUDENTS' FREE SPEECH: An Alaska high school student was disciplined by his school after displaying a banner saying "Bong hits 4 Jesus." He sued, and the U.S. Supreme Court is going to consider the case. Education Week examines the issue.

[Last modified: Tuesday, May 25, 2010 9:15am]


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