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GET YOUR FREE TUTORING: Nearly 10,000 Pasco students qualify for free tutoring under No Child Left Behind. The federal government provides funding for only about 1,400, though.

ENDORSEMENTS: The Times editorial board recommends James Yant for Hernando School Board District 4.

FIRST-DAY NERVES: New teachers get anxious too, the Miami Herald reports.

NO DRESS CODE HERE: Home-schooling rises by 80 percent in a decade in Treasure Coast schools, the Port St. Lucie Tribune reports.

UPDATING THE RULES: Collier looks to give its district policies a complete facelift for the first time in 34 years, the Naples Daily News reports.

CUTTING THE EXTRAS: Florida schools scale back to the core mission as funding shrinks for anything extra, the Orlando Sentinel reports.

SHHH: Okaloosa schools worry that a plan to train thousands of flyers at Eglin Air Force Base will be too noisy for teaching and learning, the Northwest Florida Daily News reports.

HERE COMES THE LIGHTNING: Brevard schools see the benefits in their $350,000 lightning detection system, Florida Today reports.

EDUCATION EDITORIALS: Amendment 5 will do long-term damage to Florida's public schools, the Lakeland Ledger editorializes. Lawmakers should help UF shed its party school image by better funding education there, the Sun-Sentinel editorializes.

[Last modified: Tuesday, May 25, 2010 9:53am]


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