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FAMU AUDIT UPDATE: The state auditor releases his final report on the university's finances, and raises more questions than ever.

FCAT REPORT: The state released the FCAT writing results on Wednesday. Here are the stories from Hernando County, Pasco County, Hillsborough County and Pinellas County.

SCHOOL GETS IB: Students and teachers at Gulf High had participated in a pre-International Baccalaureate program with hopes of getting the organization's nod to offer the diploma program. Their wish has come true.

FROM THE OP-ED PAGES:
University students support higher tuition and fees to improve their schools, and lawmakers should too, the editorial board says.

WORLD-CLASS STANDARDS:
The Florida House moves ahead with a bill to overhaul state education standards, but the proposal's future remains uncertain in the Senate, the Palm Beach Post reports.

DIGITAL DIVIDE: Parents at a St. Johns County elementary school complain about a new policy that would put third-, fourth- and fifth-graders with their own laptop computers into separate classes from those kids who have to use school-issued ones, the Florida Times-Union reports.

JUST SAY NO ... TO CHIPS AND CHOCOLATES: The Institute of Medicine urges Congress to ban junk food and sugary drinks from schools, the Washington Post reports. Sen. Tom Harkin of Iowa, a lead sponsor of a bill toward that end, calls the ideas "just common sense."

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