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Hersummit123108_51265c TAKING SHAPE: For years, they didn't communicate. Now, several organizations focused on helping Hernando teens are working together and seeing progress on initiatives such as keeping kids in school. (Times photo, Will Vragovic)

BLAMING THE SCHOOL: The parents of a Largo Middle teacher who committed suicide blames the school system for failing to help the woman in disciplining students.

AHEAD OF SCHEDULE: Workers have been repairing flood-damaged Rushe Middle School at a breakneck pace to have it ready for students when vacation ends.

A COSTLY DIVERSION: Sen. Mike Haridopolous says the class-size amendment forces Florida to spend limited resources inappropriately, reports.

ALL ABOUT IDEOLOGY: A report that lauds the efficiency of Florida's voucher system doesn't take into account the quality of the private schools where students land, something the state won't know until it requires private schools accepting vouchers to have students take the FCAT, the Palm Beach Post editorializes.

PADDING GRAD RATES: Before jumping in to new high school graduation standards, Florida needs to make sure the move won't cost too much, either financially or academically, the Vero Beach Press-Journal editorializes.

A FRUSTRATING YEAR: USA Today reviews the year in education from a national perspective.

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


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