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Paslunch300_37188d NACHOS SUPREME: The Pasco school district has added several healthier options to its lunch menu, such as hummus and cottage cheese. But the kids still go for pizza and nachos. (Times photo, Jeffrey S. Solochek)

FAY DAYS: Brevard military veterans are upset with the school district's decision to have students make up days lost to Tropical Storm Fay on Veterans Day, Florida Today reports.

LET THE TEACHER DO IT: Brevard looks to stop the practice of letting kids score each others' papers if the assignment counts toward their grades, Florida Today reports.

A TRUER MEASURE: Florida is doing the right thing by moving to determine its high school graduation rate without including GED's, the Palm Beach Post editorializes.

TOO MUCH DRINKING: Florida's university leaders are trying to curtail student binge drinking, Florida Today reports.

A MATTER OF HOURS? Miami-Dade superintendent Rudy Crew could be history before the day is done, the Miami Herald reports.

NO WAY: Many Broward parents vowed not to send their kids to D-rated Boynton Beach High, despite new attendance zones. Through magnets, choice and other options, they make good on their word, the Sun-Sentinel reports.

A POSITIVE SIGN: Winston Elementary in Lakeland uses American Sign Language to help with classroom management, the Lakeland Ledger reports.

GETTING TOUGH: Sarasota high school principals aim to more strictly enforce rules in an effort to keep students focused on education, not clothes, phones and the like, the Herald-Tribune reports.

MANATEE SUPERINTENDENT SEARCH: Nineteen candidates have applied so far, the Bradenton Herald reports.

HOPES AND GOALS: University of West Florida interim president Judy Bense talks with the Pensacola News-Journal about her tenure.

AROUND THE NATION: What should the youngest schoolchildren know about math? The Washington Post explores. Sex ed: It's taught, but the lessons seem to have little effect on teen behavior, USA Today reports.


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