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CAN'T KEEP TEACHERS: Think the national teacher attrition rate of 30 percent leaving after five years is bad? Try to be Bay County, where one of every two teachers quits within five years of taking a job there. The district is trying a variety of things to keep them, the Pensacola News Herald reports.

VOICES CARRY: One Naples private school liked its computers teacher so much that when she decided to move, the school kept her on, letting her teach online from her home in Nashville, the Naples Daily News reports.

NOT EVERYONE BENEFITS: The Manatee County school district gets more than $1-million for tutoring services under No Child Left Behind. Close to 4,000 children qualify, but less than 1,000 participate, the Bradenton Herald reports.

FORGET THE BEACH: More and more Florida college students are choosing public service activities for their spring break, the Orlando Sentinel reports.

THE NEW 3 R'S: Rules, rules, rules. School officials have an ever increasing list of what kids can't do and, the Washington Post reports, the kids aren't alright with it.

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


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