Top Stories in Literacy: March 5

Top Stories in LiteracySchools try to match jobless with the 3.4 million open jobs
Ever since the deep recession hit four years ago, many colleges have been rethinking their continuing education programs, straining to figure out how best to help the many unemployed Americans who have looked to them as a lifeline.

Florida Senate passes $71.2 billion budget
The Florida Senate approved a $71.2-billion budget Thursday that boosts funding for classrooms and people with disabilities, but slashes dollars meant for hospitals, adult mental health treatment and higher education.

Florida board approves school grading changes
The State Board of Education made some concessions to local school officials, parents and other critics Tuesday before approving rule changes making it tougher for Florida schools to get top grades.

Nonprofits Pin Their Social-Media Efforts on New Network
Pinterest, the popular new social network that allows people to share virtual pinboards of photos and links, is helping the Dave Thomas Foundation for Adoption do something it can’t on other social-media sites: share its personality.

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