FLORIDA'S RECESSION - WORSE THAN THE NATION'S: The decline of housing and construction in Florida could make the state's economic troubles linger longer than in other parts of the country.
WHAT'S IN A GRADE: North Florida high school leaders look forward to learning more about exactly how the state will grade their schools, the Tallahassee Democrat reports.
COME AND GET THEM: Colleges from the Northeastern United States are boosting their recruiting efforts in California, Florida and other populous states, the LA Times reports.
FCAT CUTS: Florida will stop offering FCAT summer retakes, the Miami Herald reports.
SEEKING UNIFORMITY: An Alachua School Board member pushes for district-wide student uniforms, the Gainesville Sun reports.
STUDENT SUES: A teen sues his Palm Beach private school, saying he was assaulted there, the Palm Beach Post reports.
Visit the Gradebook at noon for an interview with Pinellas School Board member Robin Wikle.