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Kiterunnerbookjacket CONSIDERING A BOOK BAN: An Okaloosa mom tries to get The Kite Runner banned as classroom material; school district review committees don't agree, the Northwest Florida Daily News reports.

TUTORING ON DEMAND: YouTube is turning out to be a great place for some college students in Florida and elsewhere to turn for added lessons on subjects they don't understand, reports.

WHO'S WATCHING THE KIDS? Increasingly, grandparents have taken charge of their children's children, the Florida Times-Union reports.

SALADS, NOT SAUSAGE: Broward helps its bus drivers get healthier and lower their blood pressure, the Miami Herald reports.

IMAGINE SLOWS DOWN IN MANATEE: The charter school firm will merge its two existing Manatee schools and postpone plans for a third, the Bradenton Herald reports.

ISN'T IT IRONIC: Bay's old superintendent lost election over some of the same recommendations his replacement now finds himself forced to make, the Panama City News Herald editorializes.

AROUND THE NATION: South Carolina considers ending its annual bonus to National Board-certified teachers, the Beaufort Gazette reports. The Washington Post collects views from school users, rather than politicians, about how to fix No Child Left Behind.


[Last modified: Tuesday, May 25, 2010 10:08am]


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