August 23, 2014

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| 12/9/2013

› Florida students ‘happy’ at school despite lagging PISA scores
Florida’s students lag behind most of the developed world when it comes to math and science, but at least they’re generally “happy” with the quality of their public education. Survey results released this week show most of the nearly 2,000 Florida teenagers who took the PISA test are “satisfied” with their schooling.

› Higher home prices lift spirits of 'underwater' borrowers
South Florida home prices have increased by more than 20 percent in the past year, restoring lost equity and giving thousands of dispirited homeowners new hope.

› Group helps foster kids make up academic ground
Many children in foster care are far behind in school. That's because chaotic home lives and then sometimes-changing foster-care placements lead to missed days in the classroom.

› GRU might challenge protections for Lower Santa Fe, Ichetucknee
The state's proposed environmental protections for the Lower Santa Fe and Ichetucknee rivers have stirred opposition and cost concerns from a utilities group that includes Gainesville and Jacksonville.

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