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LET MORE FRESHMEN IN: The State University System Board of Governors discusses easing its enrollment cap to allow more people access to higher education.

B4s_busstop092608_39532c FAR FROM HOME: A Pinellas kindergartner is dropped off by her school bus at the wrong school and wanders off. A friend of her mother's who happened to drive by picks up the crying girl and takes her to the right school. (Times photo, Jim Damaske)

MORE MONEY: The Board of Governors will ask the Legislature for $24-million to offset rising utility costs, the Tallahassee Democrat reports. More from the Gainesville Sun.

ONLINE TUTORING: The Immokalee public library provides free virtual tutoring to students each afternoon to help them improve their academics, the Naples Daily News reports.

ARE TEACHERS SAFE ENOUGH? A violent outburst by a 21-year-old autistic student sends a Sarasota teacher to the doctor's office. The teachers union says the episode illustrates what risks some educators face daily, the Herald-Tribune reports.

FLASHING RED MEANS STOP: Ocala police clamp down on car drivers who pass stopped school buses in the aftermath of a bus crash that killed one girl, the Ocala Star Banner reports.

GETTING THEIR GED: Duval sets up a new program to help nonviolent inmates complete their high school education and move on, the Florida Times-Union reports.

[Last modified: Tuesday, May 25, 2010 9:58am]


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