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Writing GETTING READY FOR FCAT: The writing section occurs in less than a month, and Broward has begun its testing practice, the Sun-Sentinel reports. (Times file photo)

PROTESTING PARENTS: Angry parents packed their parish hall to complain about news that the Diocese of Miami plans to close their school, the Miami Herald reports.

PAY UP: Florida's universities are relying on a decades-old law to seek millions in matching funds from the state, the Palm Beach Post reports.

INVEST IN CHILDREN: Putting money into children's education only can help the children and the country in the future, Children's Trust CEO Modesto Abety writes in the Fort Myers News-Press.

ABOUT THAT NAME: Lee leaders consider what to call the school that emerges when they close and merge two campuses at the end of the year, the Naples Daily News reports. Over in Brevard, meanwhile, the district is about to end a year of fighting over naming a school after Roberto Clemente, Florida Today reports.

NEVER MIND. THEY'RE FINE: Lake board members say the issues that threatened their district accreditation vanished the day Anna Cowin left the superintendent's office, the Orlando Sentinel reports.


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