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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.

University students support higher tuition and fees to improve their schools, and lawmakers should too, the editorial board says.

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."

[Last modified: Tuesday, May 25, 2010 9:16am]


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