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NOT READY YET: Pinellas principals worry that they're not prepared to run schools in the business model that's under investigation by district leaders.

Brn_grenadebw070408_29321c READY TO SERVE: About 75 cadets attend Hillsborough's Air Force ROTC annual leadership program at MacDill Air Force Base. (Times photo, Ken Helle)

FCAT PREP: The Spring Hill Kiwanis works with parents to provide summer tutoring to third graders still angling to earn promotion to fourth grade.

WATCHING AND WAITING: Critics might not like Florida's school grading system. But parents increasingly depend upon the grades - which are due out Tuesday - to give them a snapshot of how their kids' schools are doing, the Orlando Sentinel reports.

ENROLLMENT DOWN, NEW SCHOOLS UP: The Collier district continues to build new schools even as its enrollment slips, the Naples Daily News reports.

Edison College plans to shut down its golf management program as part of its budget cuts, but not before trying to get all the enrolled students through it, the Fort Myers News-Press reports.

MORE BACHELOR'S DEGREES, PLEASE: Florida's new state college system aims to meet an increasing demand for bachelor's degrees, though some question whether the programs will be as strong as those at traditional colleges and universities, the Sun-Sentinel reports.

Everson Auguste of Haines City overcomes all sorts of obstacles, including the death of his mother and attending an F-rated high school, to win admission to MIT, the Lakeland Ledger reports.

[Last modified: Tuesday, May 25, 2010 9:49am]


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