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  • On Florida campuses, rape allegations don't bring convictions

    On Florida campuses, rape allegations don't bring convictions
    No one gets convicted of campus rape at Florida's public universities, an analysis of records has found. In 2012 and 2013, 55 rapes were reported to campus police departments, show records reviewed by the Orlando Sentinel. Arrests were made only in...
  • Broward School District wins national 'green' award

    The Broward County School District was recently awarded a 2014 Green Ribbon by the U.S. Department of Education. The district was this year's only Green Ribbon award recipient from Florida. The award recognizes schools that follow a practice of...
  • Bethlehem schools hope for grant to salvage after-school program

    Bethlehem Area School District is hoping to win a $1.2 million grant in order to offer a scaled-down version of a discontinued after-school program. The district plans to apply for a three-year, $400,000-per-year 21st Century Community Learning Center...
  • Dr. Richard G. Thomas Jr., veteran educator

    Dr. Richard G. Thomas Jr., veteran educator
    Dr. Richard G. Thomas Jr., a longtime Baltimore County educator who helped in the integration of county public schools in the 1950s, died Thursday of complications of a stroke at Gilchrist Hospice Care in Towson. The Harwood resident was 82. The son...
  • Beware of scammers and scoundrels

    High school seniors hunting for college scholarships and financial aid, beware: Scammers and scoundrels can't wait to meet you. Families lose money to fraudulent financial aid scams every year, according to federal officials. And with many college...
  • Homework for parents as school starts

    Homework for parents as school starts
    Summer vacation is over. Not great news if you're a kid. But some of you parents may feel more than ready to send your charges back to school. But are you? Are you really? Here are a few things to consider. Vaccinations What to do? Make sure your...
  • Los Angeles schools to ease discipline policies to stem dropouts

    LOS ANGELES (Reuters) - Los Angeles schools will take a more lenient approach to offenses such as alcohol possession and fighting to allow students a better chance to graduate, officials said on Tuesday. Under the plan, students caught with tobacco,...
  • ACLU complains about Volusia, two other school districts' single-gender classes

    ACLU complains about Volusia, two other school districts' single-gender classes
    The Volusia County school district and two other Florida school systems violate federal anti-discrimination laws by running single-gender classrooms, the ACLU charged in complaints announced today. The American Civil Liberties union filed complaints...
  • Attorney of accuser reportedly expects FSU to bring code of conduct charges against Jameis Winston

    Attorney of accuser reportedly expects FSU to bring code of conduct charges against Jameis Winston
    TALLAHASSEE -¬†FSU coach Jimbo Fisher said the Seminoles’ football program isn’t focused on the latest inquiry into an allegation Jameis Winston raped an FSU student two years ago. University officials interviewed Winston’s accuser last...
  • Scott to feds: End one-size-fits-all policy for students learning English or face possible legal action

    Scott to feds: End one-size-fits-all policy for students learning English or face possible legal action
    As promised, Gov. Rick Scott today demanded that U.S. Secretary of Education Arne Duncan "reverse course" and allow Florida to include students learning English in its school grading system under its own, long-standing rules. Scott's letter requested...
  • Malloy Says 11th Graders Should Have To Take Fewer Tests

    Malloy Says 11th Graders Should Have To Take Fewer Tests
    Governor Dannel P. Malloy thinks stressed out 11th graders should have to spend less time taking tests. He announced Friday that he has written to U.S. Department of Education Secretary Arne Duncan, saying, “I am eager to explore solutions for the...