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IT'S ABOUT TIME: Florida's schools and families deserve to know how well tutoring firms offering help under NCLB are performing, the Times editorializes.

MORE ROOM FOR FRESHMEN? The Board of Governors will consider this week whether to lift its cap on new student enrollment at Florida's universities, the Palm Beach Post reports.

Machenofficial_small WELL PAID: UF president Bernie Machen again makes the list of best paid university leaders, the Orlando Sentinel reports. Two other Florida presidents drop off the top-10 list, the Palm Beach Post reports.

FISCAL CRISIS: Lawmakers head to Tallahassee braced to deal with an increasingly bleak budget picture, the Tallahassee Democrat reports. The situation looks to get even worse, the Orlando Sentinel reports.

CHEAPER COLLEGE: Obama's tuition plan could push the cost of college even lower -- perhaps free -- for Floridians, the Stuart News reports.

FITTING IT ALL IN: Florida's schools find unique ways to provide 30 minutes of daily physical activity while maintaining the rest of the curriculum, the Christian Science Monitor reports.

TAKING OVER: Former Rep. Joe Pickens grabs the lead at St. Johns River Community College, the Ocala Star-Banner reports.

BACK TO SCHOOL: The poor economy leads many adults to return to college, the Naples Daily News reports.

AROUND THE NATION: YouTube helps make class more interesting, a Maine biology teacher writes in the Christian Science Monitor. California's proposed budget cuts for education are getting too deep, UCLA lit professor Saree Makdisi writes in the L.A. Times. The growth model of student assessment loses consensus over the issue of rating teachers on student performance, Washington Post columnist Jay Mathews writes.


[Last modified: Tuesday, May 25, 2010 10:04am]


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