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SORRY, JEB: No honorary degree for you. University of Florida professors nix the notion, and there will be no recount. UF prez Machen, meanwhile, just frets about whether the move will kill his lobbying effort to make students pay higher fees.

BAD, BUT NOT THAT BAD: Citrus County school officials were appalled last year when they saw the conditions at Crystal River High. They ordered up major renovations. Then they got a cost estimate. Now the project is on hold.

CARNEGIE OR BUST: The Clearwater High choir has an invite to play the prestigious theater. The New England Symphonic Ensemble is set to back it up. If only the kids had enough money to get there.

TRY PLAN B: Hey, high school seniors (and parents). Haven't been accepted to college yet? Don't give up hope. The National Association for College Admission Counseling will release a list of schools that still have freshman openings in May, the LA Times reports. Check it out.

BATTLING PERCEPTIONS: Hispanic education advocates try to overcome the thought that Hispanic parents don't care about teaching young children, the Washington Post reports.

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


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