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Walexander HE'S LEAVING TOWN: Hernando superintendent Wayne Alexander looks for jobs back East because of visitation issues with his wife's children. He says he doesn't really want to leave.

IF ONLY THEY HAD PAID ATTENTION: Close to 30,000 Florida college students took remedial courses for no credit last year, trying to learn things they didn't pick up in high school, the Orlando Sentinel reports.

MAYBE PRE-K WOULD HAVE HELPED: Florida's kindergarten readiness assessment results show greater percentages of 5-year-olds ready for kindergarten, the Sun-Sentinel reports. More from the Bradenton Herald and the Daytona Beach News-Journal.

TAKE OUR PROPERTY -- PLEASE: Duval is having a tough time trying to sell surplus property in a bear market, the Florida Times-Union reports.

MADOFF SCANDAL HITS SCHOOLS: A foundation that has given more than $1-million a year to Palm Beach schools is rocked by the Ponzi scheme, the Palm Beach Post reports.

DISTRICT AT FINANCIAL RISK: The Florida Department of Education warns Manatee that its fund balances are too low, the Herald-Tribune reports.

[Last modified: Tuesday, May 25, 2010 10:09am]


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