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Florida education news: Take Stock in Children, algebra end-of-course exam, one-room school house and more

DREAM COME TRUE: Wesley Chapel High senior Axel Martinez didn't think he would go to college. With the support of Take Stock in Children, he got inspired and he's now headed to MIT. (Times photo, Stephen Coddington)

SHOW SOME LOVE: Florida has increasingly shown a disdain for public school teachers, columnist C.T. Bowen writes.

TECH TROUBLES: Marion teens say they're not keen on computerized state testing, the Ocala Star-Banner reports. More on the upcoming online algebra exam from the Herald-Tribune.

STAYING ALIVE: Manatee's one-room school in Duette beats the odds to remain open, the Bradenton Herald reports.

NO LEADER: Committees cannot come up with a front-runner in the search for a new Lee superintendent, the Fort Myers News-Press reports.

I LOVE TRASH: Some Brevard elementary students learn to make art from garbage, Florida Today reports.

DEGREE, THEN DIPLOMA: Port Orange senior Megan Taylor graduates from community college before finishing high school thanks to Florida's popular dual enrollment option, the Daytona Beach News-Journal reports.

Posted by Jeff Solochek at 7:21:10 am on May 15, 2011