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Kyc_gen_cover STILL HAVEN'T VOTED? Don't forget to know your candidates. The Times' election special session has background information on the school board and superintendent races, as well as Amendment 8, the last remaining education-related constitutional question. (Times art, Rossie Newson)

SAFETY CONCERNS: Port St. Lucie police officials want to improve the safety of children walking to school, but budgets prove a hurdle, the Port St. Lucie Tribune reports.

DECISION DAY: The Lee School Board is set to vote on 3 percent raises for all employees, the Fort Myers News-Press reports.

LIGHTEN UP: Zero tolerance policies in schools often poorly serve the students, David Utter of the Southern Poverty Law Center writes in an op-ed for the Fort Myers News-Press.

Manatee's new superintendent, Tim McGonegal (left), has no classroom experience. Sometimes that works for a district, and sometimes it doesn't, the Herald-Tribune reports.

TOO EXPENSIVE: Enrollment falls in Panhandle private schools as parents struggle to pay the tuition, the Pensacola News-Journal reports.

NOW FROM THE OBAMA CAMPAIGN: A Palm Beach County elementary school takes its morning news show on the road to bring students information from outside the school's walls, the Palm Beach Post reports.

RESHUFFLING RESOURCES: Duval considers closing three schools and reassigning students to better use space, the Florida Times-Union reports.

AROUND THE NATION: Online grading systems help keep parents informed about their children's school progress. It can be as addictive as the stock market, too, the Washington Post reports. So your kid's prof is ultra-liberal. New studies show that political views aren't contagious, the NY Times reports.


[Last modified: Tuesday, May 25, 2010 10:02am]


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