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B4s_middleschool031_14694c GETTING PHYSICAL: Florida elementary schools are trying to fit the state's new physical education requirements. Some have less success than others, the Miami Herald reports. (Times file photo)

DON'T FORGET THE CLASSROOM: As Lee works out its antibullying policy, one mom seeks to ensure the district looks at classroom troubles as well as what happens in the cyber world, the Naples Daily News reports.

FCAT PRE-TEST: Four Florida school districts pilot a new assessment designed by the Florida Center for Reading Research to determine whether students are ready to pass the FCAT, the Herald-Tribune reports.

NO PARKING: More and more Florida college students who have turned to commuter schools for additional education and training are struggling to find a place to park their cars, the Sun-Sentinel reports.

WHAT TO DO WITH EMPTY SCHOOLS? Lake officials discuss whether to sell them, use them or mothball them, the Orlando Sentinel reports.

COLLEGE TAX HEADS TO VOTERS: Amendment 8 on the Nov. 4 ballot, which would pave the way for Florida's community colleges to seek their own local tax revenue, has not gained much attention, the Gainesville Sun reports.

CLASSROOM ON WHEELS: Flagler sends out a new bus filled with computers to visit homes where families have limited or no technology available, the Daytona Beach News-Journal reports.

AROUND THE NATION: Teacher merit pay seems like a bad idea because it could limit teacher teamwork, Washington Post education columnist Jay Mathews writes. Some video game creators attach books to their games in hopes that players will read more, the NY Times reports.

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