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Her_remedial092808_39815c SURPRISE: More than half of Florida community college students find out the hard way that passing the FCAT does not mean they're ready for college. (Times photo, Will Vragovic)

STICK WITH THE MESSAGE: Florida's next university system chancellor must keep up the fight for additional funding and academic freedom in the state's higher education system, the Times editorializes.

REEXAMINE ADMISSION EXAMS: A national panel's recommendations gives colleges and universities the opportunity to reconsider whether student SAT and ACT scores really matter in the admission process, columnist Bill Maxwell writes.

A PATH TO SUCCESS: Manatee Community College can help the area's economy with its push to four-year degree offering status, the Bradenton Herald editorializes.

COLLEGE GOES ONLINE: To keep up with its tech-savvy students, Edison College amps up its e-learning effort with Edison Online, the Fort Myers News-Press reports.

DISTRICT STRUGGLES WITH TECHNOLOGY: Lake schools still have many classrooms without computers, and lots of the district's computers are outdated. Officials want to upgrade, but finances make it a hard sell, the Orlando Sentinel reports.

EXTREME MAKEOVER: A housing developer gives a Brevard teacher's classroom a complete renovation, Florida Today reports.

AROUND THE NATION: New York educators and parents are finding that school grading can be awfully subjective, the NY Times reports. A financial crisis threatens the Dallas school district's recent academic reforms, the Dallas Morning News reports. A growing number of Massachusetts schools are using breath tests at school events to crack down on teen drinking, the Boston Globe reports.

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


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