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5_dollar_bill_4 PAY UP: Martin teachers consider whether to continue tutoring students after school, as the school district moves to charge them $5 per hour to use their classrooms, the Port St. Lucie Tribune reports.

A BETTER WAY: Florida school administrators get training in effective methods to teach math and science through a federally funded program, the Northwest Florida Daily News reports.

SAY GOODBYE: Universities in Florida and around the country are offering counseling to parents who have grown accustomed to being involved in every aspect of their kids' lives, the Miami Herald reports.

Palm Beach schools remain open on Veterans Day, much to the dismay of veterans, the Sun-Sentinel reports.

THE LIST GROWS: Add Florida Atlantic to the universities now appearing on the gossip Web site, the Palm Beach Post reports.

TOUGH CHOICES: Some Florida college students must find ways to juggle classes, work and leisure time, decisions made more difficult with today's economy, Lakeland's Ledger reports.

CLOSE TO A CONTRACT: Manatee nears terms with its new superintendent that would give Tim McGonegal a raise but still save the district some money, the Bradenton Herald reports.

AROUND THE NATION: As the Obamas head to the White House, they must decide for their children -- public schools, or private, the Washington Post reports. A quarter of U.S. college students find they can get away with going to class unprepared, USA Today reports. The poor economy puts a squeeze on Los Angeles-area private schools, the L.A. Times reports.


[Last modified: Tuesday, May 25, 2010 10:03am]


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